Create a Virtual Datacenter¶
The provisioning model by default in vOneCloud is based on three different roles using three different web interfaces.
vOneCloud user comes preconfigured and is the Cloud Administrator, in full control of all the physical and virtual resources and using the vCenter view.
The whole cloud can be divided in isolated partitions, called Virtual Datacenters, or VDCs. VDC are defined as group of users with access to a set of physical hosts and their associated resources in a transparent way. A VDC Admin manages her partition of the cloud, including user management, but only within her VDC, not for the whole cloud like the Cloud Administrator.
Let’s create a VDC named ProductionVDC with an administrator called vdcadmin:
In the Resources tab you can chose which physical resources are assigned to the VDC. By default it will use all the available resources.
Now login again using this newly created vdcadmin. The VDC Admin view will kick in. Try it out creating the first vdcuser and assign them quotas on resource usage:
As vOneCloud user, in the vCenter View, you will be able to see all the VM Templates that have been automatically created when importing the vCenter infrastructure. You can assign any of these VM Templates to the VDC:
The same applies for Virtual Networks these VM Templates may use.
If you log with vdcuser, the view will change to the vCenter Cloud View, where vdcuser can start consuming VMs based on the VM Template shared by the cloud administrator and allowed by the vdcadmin:
Read more about VDC managing.