If you don't want to create a virtual machine based on a template in the vCloud Air console, you can create a new virtual machine from scratch in vCloud Director. You must first create a new vApp.


For information about configuring networking for virtual machines, see the vCloud Air Networking Guide.

Verify that you have end user or virtual infrastructure administrator privileges.


In My Virtual Machines, click Add Virtual Machine.


Select a virtual data center to contain the virtual machine.

The name of each available virtual data center and its available resources is displayed.


Click Create My Virtual Machine from Scratch at the bottom of the Select Template dialog box.

You are taken directly to the vApp Quick Access page in vCloud Director.


Click Build New vApp and follow the steps to configure the vApp and its virtual machines.

For more information see Create a New vApp in the vCloud Director User's Guide.


When creating a vApp using the New vApp wizard (Configure Resources step) in vCloud Director , you select a default storage policy (SSD-Accelerated, Standard, or both) for the vApp. However, this default storage policy does not impact the storage tier utilized by the new virtual machine in vCloud Air. To allocate storage for the new virtual machine, see Adjust Storage for a Virtual Machine.

Manage your new virtual machine as required in vCloud Air.