Once your vCAC Application Services appliance is installed and configured, you must set up a Cloud Provider. A Cloud Provider is a system that will provide infrastructure services for the applications you will manage. In this case, we are using vCAC. At the same time, you can create Templates based on the vCAC Blueprints you’d like to consume.
Follow the steps below to create your Cloud Provider and Templates.
- Choose a user account and add it to the Group Manager role in a vCAC Business Group with the privilege to deploy the Blueprint you would like to use as a base for your application installation.
Next login to the Application Services appliance, open the Applications menu in the upper right-hand corner, and navigate to Cloud Providers.
Click the green plus sign to add a new Cloud Provider.
Select the appropriate Cloud Provider Type, vCAC in this case.
Fill in the Name and Description for the Cloud Provider. The vCAC Cloud Provider Type also requires you to input the vCAC Infrastructure URL (the Windows machine, NOT the catalog appliance), as well as your chosen User Name and Password. Be sure to click Validate Connection after you’ve completed all required fields.
To add a Template, click the green plus sign next to the Templates heading in the lower section of the page.
Click the check box for the Blueprints you’d like to enable as Templates in Application Services, then click OK. You can also click the ellipsis to show more information about a Blueprint.
If you’d like, you can change the Name and/or Description of the Template(s). When you are finished, click Save.
This Cloud Provider and Template will now be available for Application deployments.