vCD Add Cloud Credentials

The following information might help you to understand how to configure cloud credentials in JSDN.

Note: While adding cloud service credentials, accidentally if you close/cancel the Add Cloud Service Credentails pop-up window. You can still complete it by navigating through Manage > Cloud Service Credentials page and clickthe Edit link from the Actions column against the provider. However, you cannot modify the information once it is processed.
Note: While adding cloud service credentials, if you feel that the information that you provided is wrong or incorrect. Simply, click the Cancel button and navigate to Manage > Cloud Service Credentails page and click the Delete link from the Actions column againt the provider. However, once it is successfully added/processed, you cannot delete the account.

Allocation Model Type

An allocation model determines how and when the provider virtual datacenter compute and memory resources that you allocate are committed to the organization virtual datacenter. The JSDN platform supports Pay-As-You-Go Allocation Model.

With the pay-as-you-go allocation model, resources are committed only when users create vApps in the organization virtual datacenter. You can specify a percentage of resources to guarantee, which allows you to overcommit resources. You can make a pay-as-you-go organization virtual datacenter elastic by adding multiple resource pools to its provider virtual datacenter.

Resources committed to the organization are applied at the virtual machine level.

When a virtual machine is powered on, the placement engine checks the resource pool and assigns it to another resource pool if the original resource pool cannot accommodate the virtual machine. If a sub-resource pool is not available for the resource pool, vCloud Director creates one with an infinite limit and zero rate. The virtual machine's rate is set to its limit times its committed resources and the virtual machine is placed, and the virtual machine placement engine places the virtual machine on a provider virtual datacenter resource pool.

The benefit of the pay-as-you-go model is that it can take advantage of new resources added to the provider virtual datacenter.

In rare cases, a virtual machine is switched from the resource pool it was assigned at creation to a different resource pool at power on because of a lack of resources on the original resource pool. This change might involve a minor cost to move the virtual machine disk files to a new resource pool.

In the pay-as-you-go model, no resources are reserved ahead of time, so a virtual machine might fail to power on if there aren't enough resources. Virtual machines operating under this model cannot take advantage of the resources of idle virtual machines on the same subresource pool, because resources are set at the virtual machine level.

Provider vDC

A Provider vDC is a collection of compute, memory, and storage resources from one vCenter. A Provider VDC provides resources to organization VDCs. For more information about managing Provider vDCs, refer to Managing Provider vDCs.

External Networks

There are three categories of vCloud Director networks: external networks, organization VDC networks, and vApp networks. Additional infrastructure objects such as Edge Gateways and network pools are required by most categories of networks.

You must be a system administrator to create an external network, a directly connected organization VDC network, a network pool, or an Edge Gateway. An organization administrator can create and modify routed and isolated organization VDC networks, and any user who has vApp Author rights can create and modify a vApp network.

An external network is a logical, differentiated network based on a vSphere port group. An external network provides the interface to the Internet for virtual machines connected to external organization vDC networks.

For more information about organization vDC networks, refer to Managing Organization vDC Networks.

Edge Gateway

Configure an edge gateway to provide connectivity to one or more external networks.

Edge Gateway that can operate as a full firewall and VPN endpoint device. This will allow customers to configure a VPN tunnel directly into their private network by providing seamless access to hosted virtual servers. For more inforamtion about managing Edge Gateways, refer to Manage Edge Gateways.

Organization Name

You can provide a unique organization name. However, the organization name should be in alphanumeric and will be appended by "_MP".

System Admin Username

Provide a valild username and please note that the username should contain minimum of 1 and maximum of 128 characters. However, the username should not contain, characters such as ;:"<>[]*+=|?/, and blankspaces.

Password

Provide a unique password. However, the password must contain minimum of 6 and maximum of 128 characters.

Organization vDC Name

Provide a unique name for the new organization vDC. Your new organization vDC name will be appended with "_MP_vDC".

Gateway Address for Organization Network

Provide a IP gateway address for your organization network. For example: 172.16.9.35.

Static IP Pool Range

A network pool is a group of undifferentiated networks that is available for use within an organization vDC to create vApp networks and certain types of organization vDC networks.

A network pool is backed by vSphere network resources such as VLAN IDs, port groups, or Cloud isolated networks. vCloud Director uses network pools to create NAT-routed and internal organization vDC networks and all vApp networks. Network traffic on each network in a pool is isolated at layer 2 from all other networks.

Each organization vDC in vCloud Director can have one network pool. Multiple organization vDCs can share the same network pool. The network pool for an organization vDC provides the networks created to satisfy the network quota for an organization vDC.

Provivce the range of IPs to pool from. For example, if your Gateway Address is 172.16.9.35 then the pool range can start from 172.16.9.1 but must ends with 172.16.9.34.