A virtual data center provides you with clear and simple access to the processor, network, and storage resources of your vCloud Air cloud environment. Virtual data centers allow you to isolate particular applications or groups of applications. An example would be isolating your production applications from development and testing.

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For information about configuring networking and gateways for virtual data centers, see the vCloud Air Networking Guide.

You can manage top level aspects of your virtual data center.

Set the maximum number of virtual machines.

Lock the virtual data center from the addition of new virtual machines.

Change the virtual data center's name.

Delete a virtual data center.

Allocate or adjust a storage tier for the virtual data center.

You use the virtual data center to manage many aspects of your cloud environment.

Review the cloud environment type that the virtual data center resides in, whether Virtual Private Cloud service (multi-tenant) or Dedicated Cloud service (dedicated).

Review and manage the status of resources (CPU, memory, storage), both allocated and being used.

Review and manage virtual machines (status and many other details) contained in the virtual data center.

Review and manage the gateways and networks associated with the virtual data center.

Review and manage the users that are associated with the virtual data center.

Manage the catalogs of templates associated with your virtual data center.

Deploy virtual machines from your private cloud to your virtual data center in vCloud Air.