Deploying a Virtual Machine from a Catalog

Virtual machines can be deployed from an existing catalog image or from scratch. Here, we look at how to deploy a virtual machine from the Catalog in *VMware vCloud Air. We also look at how to deploy a virtual machine from the Public Catalog in the VMware vCloud Director UI.

 

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1. Select Where Virtual Machines Are Deployed

Once you've set up a virtual data center and a network, you're ready to deploy a virtual machine.

If you're not already logged in, to get started:

  1. Go to https://vchs.vmware.com/login and log in to vCloud Air.

  2. On the Dashboard tab, click the virtual data center where you want to see the default networking (in this example, we use the SHAREPOINT virtual data center).

2. Deploy a Virtual Machine from the VMware Catalog in vCloud Air

 

Use the VMware Catalog in vCloud Air to deploy a virtual machine directly from the service console.

 

1. On the Dashboard tab, click the Virtual Machines tab, and then click the Add One tab.

  • You see the New Virtual Machine on Sharepoint window.

2. Click the VMware Catalog tab.

  • You see the templates that are currently available from VMware. This list changes frequently as new templates become available.



3. Select a virtual machine template from this list, and then click Continue.
4. In the Name box, enter a unique name for the virtual machine.



Optional: At this point, you can click Change to change the configuration of the machine. For example, you can add as many as 8 CPUs. You also can add more memory, depending on how much memory is available inside the virtual data center instance. You can even add hard drives or change the size of hard drives.




5. Click Deploy This Virtual Machine.

  • You will see the new virtual machine in the list of virtual machines.

3. Deploy a Virtual Machine from the Public Catalog in vCloud Director

Use the Public Catalog in vCloud Director to deploy a virtual machine when you want more advanced customization.

  1. On the Dashboard tab, click the Virtual Machines tab, and then click the Manage in vCloud Director tab.
  2. Click Catalogs, and in the Catalogs list, click Public Catalogs.
  3. On the Catalogs tab, click Public Catalog.
  4. In the list of vApp Templates, click the template you want.
  5. Click Add to My Cloud.
  6. Step through the vCloud Director wizard to name the vApp and set the options you want.


  7. Click the My Cloud tab to check the status of the new virtual machine.