Create a cloud account

After you set up service accounts, create cloud accounts to group multiple service accounts and associate them with logical datacenters (LDCs).

Before you begin

  • Role required: sn_cmp.cloud_admin
  • Configure the service accounts that you want to group.


  1. Navigate to Cloud Management > Cloud Infrastructure > Cloud Accounts.
  2. Click New.
  3. In the Create Cloud Account form that appears, enter a unique Name for your account along with an appropriate Description.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Select the cloud Provider for this account, and then select the Service Account that contains the credentials you want to use for this account.
    Once the Service Account is selected, a list of discovered LDCs appear.
    Note: If no LDCs appear, click Discover Locations to find them. See Discover datacenters in a service account for details on what happens.
  6. Select one or more LDCs.
    Figure 1. Cloud account example
    Cloud account example
  7. Click Submit.
    The Cloud Account dashboard appears. The datacenters that you selected appear on the Datacenters tab on the left.
  8. Click a datacenter.
    The right pane displays these tabs:
    • Resources: the cloud resources for the current LDC. Run Discovery to populate this tab.
    • Capacity Limits: The limits on virtual CPUs, virtual networks, storage volume size, and other services.

What to do next

Create additional cloud accounts as needed, set capacity limits for each, and then run Discovery to populate the CMDB for each LDC.