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Learning VMware vCloud Air

By : Yohan Wadia
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Learning VMware vCloud Air

By: Yohan Wadia

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Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Learning VMware vCloud Air
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Getting started with virtual machines

Now that we have seen and understood exactly what vApps, templates, and catalogs are, let's get started by actually deploying some virtual machines on the VMware vCloud Air platform. Virtual Machines can be deployed from either predefined and configured templates that are provided by vCloud Air, or by creating your virtual machine from scratch as well. Let's have a look at both the techniques in the following sections.

Creating a virtual machine using a template

As we saw earlier, VMware vCloud Air provides us with a default template with which you can deploy virtual machines in your public cloud in a matter of seconds. The process is a wizard-driven activity, where you can select and configure the virtual machine's resources, such as CPU, memory, and hard disk space, all with a few simple clicks.

The following steps will help you create a virtual machine using a template:

  1. Log in to your vCloud Air ( using the username and password...