Some tasks that are available in the vCloud Air portal are not available in the plug-in. Use the portal for these tasks.

Differences between the Plug-in and Portal

Tasks that are unavailable in plug-in


Creating or editing user roles

Adding users to a virtual data center

Creating additional networks

Virtual data centers have a gateway network (also referred to as a routed network) and an isolated network by default. To create additional networks, use the portal.

Configuring gateway and network services such as firewall and NAT

Setting backup services for virtual machines

Viewing by region

In the plug-in, you can view the list of cloud instances to see the region to which each instance belongs.


As new features are added to vCloud Air, there might be additional features that are available in the portal but not in the plug-in.