Though not required to get started right away and create your first virtual machine, Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand provides features to manage your public cloud environment, such as the ability to create additional virtual data centers, configure additional networks and gateways, create and manage central templates and catalogs, and set up role-based user access accounts.

To get started right away and create your first virtual machine, see Create a Virtual Machine from a Template.

To understand and customize your public cloud environment for Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand, see the following topics.