VMware provides Virtual Private Cloud and Disaster Recovery subscription services in the vCloud Air German and Australian locations. This quick start guide documents manaing your Virtual Private Cloud subscription service.

Note

The documentation for a Virtual Private Cloud service in Germany and Australia consists of a combination of sections from the vCloud Air guides and the Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand guides because the two services share a common user experience and task flows.

See the following documentation for the complete information library to manage your Virtual Private Cloud service in Germany and Australia.

Documentation Roadmap for Germany and Australia

Documentation

Description and Notes

Types of vCloud Air Services in the VMware vCloud Air User's Guide

Provides an overview of the core capabilities of the vCloud AirVirtual Private Cloud service (and compares it to the Dedicated Cloud service).

Comparison Between vCloud Air Service Offerings in the Virtual Private Cloud User's Guide

Provides details about all vCloud Air service offerings and highlights the unique features of the Virtual Private Cloud service.

Navigating Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand in the Virtual Private Cloud User's Guide

Explains the features and navigation for the vCloud Air Web UI for the Virtual Private Cloud service in Germany and Australia.

Note

This document is written for Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand; however, the Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand Web UI shares a common user experience and task flows with the subscription Virtual Private Cloud service in Germany and Australia.

Working with Virtual Machines in the Virtual Private Cloud User's Guide

Documents how to add a virtual machine, view its status, and manage basic operations for your virtual machines.

Virtual Data Center Overview in the Virtual Private Cloud User's Guide

Provides an overview of the capabilities of a virtual data center in vCloud Air. By default, your Virtual Private Cloud service is provisioned with a virtual data center named VDC1.

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You cannot have multiple virtual data centers with a Virtual Private Cloud service, because the Virtual Private Cloud service is provided as a single virtual data center.

Catalogs and Templates Overview in the Virtual Private Cloud User's Guide

Provides an overview about working with catalogs and templates for vCloud Air and includes links to tasks to manage your catalogs by using vCloud Director.

Role-based User Account Management in the Virtual Private Cloud User's Guide

Provides a description of the user access roles for vCloud Air, which are applicable to your Virtual Private Cloud service. See also the tasks for managing users for vCloud Air.

About Networking Services for Gateways in the Virtual Private Cloud Networking Guide

Describes the networking features available for the gateway provisioned for your virtual data center (VDC1).

About Managing Networks and Gateways in the Virtual Private Cloud Networking Guide

Provides information about managing networking for the gateway for virtual data center VDC1 in vCloud Air, including how to add NAT rules and IP addresses.

Network Security and Secure Access in the Virtual Private Cloud Networking Guide

Provides information about setting up network security by using the gateway’s networking services.

About VMware Technical Support in the VMware vCloud Air User's Guide

Provides information about obtaining technical support for your Virtual Private Cloud service in Germany and Australia.

The vCloud Air Web UI in Germany and Australia include a Resource Usage Tab for your virtual machines. You can use this tab to obtain monitoring information about the compute resources consumed by your virtual machines; references to estimated costs are not applicable because your charges are based on your subscription contract.

See Ways To View Resource Usage in the Virtual Private Cloud User's Guide for information.

To access your billing statements, log into your My VMware account. See the My VMware Help for information.

vCloud Connector links your internal, private clouds with public clouds, so you can manage them as a single, hybrid environment and transfer workloads back and forth.

For information about using vCloud Connector with your Virtual Private Cloud service in Germany and Australia, see About vCloud Connector for vCloud Air.

See also Installing vCloud Connector for Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand for the URLs to specify when configuring nodes for Germany and Australia. The URLs for Germany and Australia are the same for a Virtual Private Cloud service and a Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand service in Germany and Australia.

VMware supports programmatic access to your Virtual Private Cloud service in Germany and Australia through the following vCloud Air APIs:

vCloud Air Identity Management API, 5.7

For information about logging in and authenticating with the vCloud Air service-oriented architecture, see Hello vCloud Air: A Simplified RESTful Workflow.

For information about programmatically managing users for your Virtual Private Cloud service in Germany and Australia, see Managing Users.

vCloud Air Service Controller API, 5.7

See Service-Oriented Architecture Explained and Hello vCloud Air: A Simplified RESTful Workflow for information.

vCloud Compute Service API, 5.11

vCloud Networking Service API, 5.11

For information about the Compute Service and Networking Service APIs, see the vCloud API Programming Guide for vCloud Air Tenants and the vCloud API 5.11 Schema Reference.

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Because the Virtual Private Cloud service can have only one virtual data center, API operations in the Compute Service for adding and deleting virtual data centers are not applicable.