Through the VMware Remote Console (VMRC) on vCloud Air, you can build a virtual machine from scratch and install an operating system from uploaded media—all without establishing an Internet connection to the virtual machine. Some other service providers only offer RDP, SSH, and DHCP, which means you have to use preconfigured templates. With vCloud Air, you can build templates from scratch without connecting the virtual machine to the Internet. If you have a fully scripted installation of an operating system, including all the drivers and patches needed, you can upload this image to vCloud Air and fully configure it.
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To create the vApp container that will hold the new virtual machine:
3. Click the Virtual Machines tab, and then click Manage in vCloud Director to move to the vCloud Director UI.
4. Once in the vCloud Director UI, go to the My Cloud screen, and then click the Build New vApp icon to open the New vApp window.
5. In the New vApp – Name this vApp window, name the vApp, verify the leases, and then click Next.
6. In the New vApp – Add Virtual Machines window, click the New Virtual Machine button to set the properties for the virtual machine.
7. Complete the fields in the New Virtual Machine window:
8. Click OK to return to the New vApp – Add Virtual Machines window, and then click Next.
9. In the New vApp – Configure Resources window, verify that you have the correct virtual data center and storage profile, and then click Next.
10. In the New vApp – Configure Virtual Machines window, select the network to which the virtual machine will connect, make an IP assignment, and then click Next.
11. In the New vApp – Configure Networking window, verify the settings, and then click Next.
12. In the New vApp – Ready to Complete window, click Finish to deploy the vApp.
Once the vApp is created, you can upload the image media:
Once the media is uploaded, you can begin to build the virtual machine from it: