User Interface Relationships and Catalogs

You can manage your vCloud Air environment through two tools that are linked: VMware vCloud Air portal and VMware vCloud Director portal. In the vCloud Director UI, you have more advanced options to manage your environment. To navigate among the tools and your catalogs.

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1. Go to vCloud Director from vCloud Air and Back

The primary way to get to the vCloud Director UI is through one of several contextual links.Contextual links in vCloud Air enable you to jump directly to the appropriate location in the vCloud Director UI. To access your vCloud Air environment:

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

  2. On the vCloud Air Dashboard, click the virtual data center you want to access.



To go to vCloud Director from a contextual link:

  1. From the Gateways tab, you can see details for the default Gateway that was established when the virtual data center was created.




  2. At the right side of the Gateways tab, click Manage in vCloud Director.




    VMware vCloud Director opens up in a new browser tab or window, and you are at the Edge Gateways tab in vCloud Director with detailed options to manage gateways for the Sharepoint virtual machine.




  3. Similarly, if you are on the Networks tab in vCloud Air and click Manage in vCloud Director, you will launch VMware vCloud Director in a new browser tab or window, and go to the Org VDC Networks tab in vCloud Director with detailed options to manage networks for the virtual machines in that virtual data center.



    In the vCloud Director UI, click Home. At the right side of the window, under Content, explore additional links to granular options for adding vApps, managing your catalog, and uploading or downloading templates and media.



2. View vApp Catalogs

  1. On the vCloud Hybrid Service Dashboard, click the virtual data center you want to use (in this case, SHAREPOINT).

  2. Click the Virtual Machines tab, and then click Add One.




  3. Click the My Catalog tab to see catalogs you've uploaded. Initially, this will be empty.




    To add your own catalog in vCloud Director:

    1. At the right side of the vCloud Hybrid Service window, under Related Links, click Manage Catalogs in vCloud Director.



      vCloud Director opens in a new tab, and you see options to view catalogs from within vCloud Director.


    2. In the navigation pane at the left side of the window, click Public Catalogs.

    3. On the Catalogs tab, under Name, click Public Catalog.
      You see the same images that were available in the VMware Catalog as viewed in vCloud Hybrid Service.




    4. In the navigation pane at the left side of the window, click My Organization's Catalogs.

    You see the same images that were available in My Catalog as viewed in vCloud Hybrid Service. This is also where you can upload and add your own catalog items, including vApp templates, ISO images, and other media.