1.0 Creating a Zone

A Cloud Manager zone is single Cloud Manager Orchestration Server and its managed resources (VM hosts, storage repositories, networks, and so forth). You create a zone by defining a connection from the Cloud Manager Application Server to the Cloud Manager Orchestration Server. After you create the zone, its resources become part of the Cloud environment that you can use to service your customers.

  1. On the main navigation bar, click Getting Started, then click Create Zones (in the Set Up Your Cloud Environment list).


    On the main navigation bar, click Configuration, click the Zones tab, then click Create.

  2. Provide the following information:

    Name: Provide a unique name for the zone. You can use letters, numbers, and the following special characters: space, hyphen, underscore, apostrophe, percent, ampersand, and period. The maximum length is 110 characters.

    Description: If desired, add more information to further identify the zone. The description is displayed in the Cloud Manager console to all users.

    Enabled: Do not change this setting. The zone should be enabled.

    Server Address: Specify the DNS name or IP address of the Orchestration Server.

    Server Port: Specify the port used by the Orchestration Server Web Service.

    Username: Specify the Administrator user name that enables login to the Orchestration Server.

    Password: Specify and confirm the password for the Administrator username.

    Secure Connection: Select this option if the Cloud Manager Application Server is configured for an SSL connection to the Orchestration Server.

  3. Click OK to create the zone and add it to the list.

For more information about zones, see Section 8.0, Managing Zones.