When using the vSphere Web Client to examine a vCloud Director object, you can use this table to map the vCloud Director to its representation in vSphere.

Mapping a vCloud Director Object to a vSphere Object

vCloud Director Object

vSphere Object

Provider vDC:Hosts

Host

Provider vDC:Datastores

Datastore

Provider vDC:Storage Profiles

Storage Profile

Provider vDC:External Network (portgroup-backed)

Standard virtual switch

Provider vDC:External Network(VLAN-backed)

Distributed virtual switch

Provider vDC:Resource Pool (root resource pool or Cluster)

Cluster

Provider vDC:Resource Pool (sub-resource pool only)

Resource Pool

External Network (Portgroup-backed)

Standard virtual switch

Direct Org VDC Networks (Portgroup)

Standard virtual switch

External Network (VLAN-backed)

Distributed virtual switch

Direct Org VDC Networks (VLAN)

Distributed virtual switch

Network Pool (VLAN-backed)

Distributed virtual switch

Network Pools (Portgroup-backed)

Standard virtual switch

vCenter

vCenter Server

Resource Pool (root resource pool or Cluster)

Cluster

Resource Pool (sub-resource pool only)

Resource Pool

Host

Host

Datastores

Datastore

Datastore Clusters

Datastore Cluster

Storage Profiles

N/A

vDSwitch

Distributed virtual switch

Port Group

Standard virtual switch

Home:vApp

Folder

vApp

Folder

vApp:vApp Diagram

Folder

vApp:vApp Diagram:VM

VM

vApp:VM List:VM

VM

vApp:Networking:vApp Networks

Distributed Port Group

VM

VM

Expired Items:vApps

Folder

Expired Items:vApp Templates

Folder

Catalog:vApp Template

Folder

Catalog:vApp Template:VM

VM

Catalog:vApp Template:Shadow VMs

VM

Organization vDC:vApp

Folder

Organization vDC:vApp Template

Folder

Organization vDC:Storage Profiles

Storage Profile

Organization vDC:Org VDC Networks (VLAN-backed)

Distributed virtual switch

Organization vDC:Org VDC Networks (Portgroup-backed)

Standard virtual switch

Organization vDC:Resource Pools (root resource pool or Cluster)

Cluster

Organization vDC:Resource Pools (sub-resource pool only)

Resource Pool