After you click the Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand tile the first time, the Virtual Machines tab opens. Here you can create your first virtual machine.

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Click Create your first virtual machine.

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You can select a pre-defined template from the VMware Catalog tab or from your own catalog (My Catalog tab). You can create your own templates in vCloud Director by clicking Create My Virtual Machine from Scratch. For information, see Manage Catalogs in vCloud Director in the vCloud AirVirtual Private Cloud OnDemand User's Guide.

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You can select a licensed template, such as Windows 2008R2 Standard or a free template, such as 32 Bit CentOS 6.3. The licensed templates have a $ sign next to them and you need to click Confirm Purchase before you click Continue.

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Edit the virtual machine's name, add a description, or change the template.

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Select the CPU, memory size, and the storage tier (Standard or SSD-Accelerated) and create the virtual machine by clicking Create Virtual Machine.

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VMware recommends specific CPU-Memory ratios for resource allocation to the virtual machine that work best in this environment. However, you can click the link to unlink them and set the size to your specifications by using the corresponding sliders.

You can add only one disk (storage) while creating a virtual machine. However, once the virtual machine is created you can add additional disks by going to Actions > Edit Resources.

Specifying a network at this stage is optional. However, you are required to do so later.

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After your Virtual Machine is created, you can click the name of the virtual machine to review its settings.

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To change the virtual machine ownership or edit resource usage, select the checkbox next to the virtual machine name and click Actions.

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From the Action menu, click Edit Resources to adjust resources for the virtual machine to accommodate changing requirements. You can change the CPU, memory requirements, add another disk, or adjust the storage tier for an existing disk. Click Save to save your changes.

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Click the Networks tab to view the network that this particular virtual machine connects to.

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Before assigning the virtual machine to a different network, you must create it by using the global Networks tab. For information, see About Managing Gateways and Networks in the vCloud AirVirtual Private Cloud OnDemand Networking Guide.

Network assignment is disabled if the virtual machine is powered-on. Before assigning a different network, power-off the virtual machine from the Virtual Machines tab.

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Click Edit Network Assignment to assign the virtual machine to a network. Click Save when you are done assigning the new network.

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Click the Monitoring tab to view the virtual machine's CPU and memory usage.

For information about managing virtual machines, see Working with Virtual Machines in the vCloud AirVirtual Private Cloud OnDemand User's Guide.

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Click the Resource Usage tab to view the resources used by that virtual machine in the past hour, past 24 hours, or month to date.

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Click View detailed report to view the detailed resource usage report. The detailed report is available only after the first bill is generated.

For information, see Resource Usage and Pricing.