Provision a VM in vCloud Director (tenant) Portal

Below are the steps for provisioning a new VM from within the vCloud Director (tenant) Portal

  • Go to 'Compute > vApps' menu option
  • Under Actions, scroll down and select "Add VM..."
  • Click on the button "ADD VIRTUAL MACHINE"
  • In the 'Name' field, enter the name of the computer
    Note:  The 'Computer Name' field will be automatically populated using the 'Name field'.
    The name cannot contain spaces or special characters, and can be a maximum of 15 characters long.
  • Under Type, select one of the following options:
    • New - blank VM with no OS
    • From Template -- vGRID Server Templates with pre-built OS
  • Untick "Power on" option

--- For 'New' deployments ---

  1. Select your OS Family  * Select Microsoft Windows server 2016 or later (64-bit) if you are deploying either Server 2016 or 2019
  2. Select Boot image (if available)
  3. Select the size - pre-defined or custom sizing for CPU, RAM and Disk
  4. Under Storage, select your storage policy
  5. Under Networking, select your network, adapter type, and IP mode

--- For deployment 'From Template' ---

  1. Select your preferred template
  2. Tick 'Use custom storage policy' & select the required storage policy
  3. Click OK
  4. This will return you to the Add VMs to vApp-xxx popup window.  Repeat the above process if you wish to add more VMs.
Once you have added your new VMs, click the ADD button to start the deployment

Once deployed, you will be able to edit the new VM.
  1. Under Compute > Virtual Machines menu, locate the VM that you have deployed
  2. Click on Details button of the VM
    >> Expand Hardware section
    1. Change CPU count to required quantity
    2. Set RAM to required quantity
    3. Under 'Hard Disks', expand "Disk 0" if required & if additional disks are needed
    >> Under NICs
      1. Tick Connected box
      2. Select the Network from the dropdown
      3. Select IP Mode:
        1. Static - Manual and enter IP Address
        2. Static - IP Pool (for automatic selection)

    Click Save button

    Specify a new Administrator password (optional)

    1. Expand 'Guest OS Customization'
    2. Untick 'Auto generate password and then enter your preferred password in the 'Specify password' field
    3. Click Save button

    ** Note:  if no password is specified, one will be automatically generated.


    Power on the VM and wait approx. 5 minutes.

    > After the initial boot, the VM will reboot and apply the customization - you will need to wait until this process has been completed before logging onto the VM.


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