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Set up Cloud Management cloud accounts for Azure

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Set up Cloud Management cloud accounts for Azure

A Cloud Management cloud account is a logical representation in Cloud Management of your managed cloud infrastructure. You can associate a Cloud Management cloud account with one or more logical datacenters (LDCs) at one or more provider accounts — even including LDCs from disparate provider.

Before you begin

Role required: sn_cmp.cloud_admin

About this task

See Cloud Management cloud accounts for more information about Cloud Management cloud accounts.
Note: Cloud providers often use proprietary names for account and credential settings. Because the Cloud Management application supports several cloud providers, Cloud Management uses general-purpose names for the settings (this documentation calls your attention to such names). In Azure, the region-specific containers for virtual resources are called regions. In Cloud Management, regions are called logical datacenters (LDCs or datacenters). All infrastructure or applications that are deployed using Cloud Management are associated with an LDC..


  1. Navigate to Cloud Management > Cloud Admin Portal > Cloud Accounts.
  2. Click New, enter a unique and meaningful Name and Description, and then select the cloud Provider for the account (Azure).
    General Information page of the create Cloud Management cloud account process
  3. Click Next.
    Based on the provider you select, the Service Account field is populated and a list of discovered LDCs appears. If no LDCs appear, click Discover Datacenters to find them. See Run Discovery on an Azure cloud service account for details.
  4. Select one or more LDCs to associate with thw Cloud Management cloud account, click Save, and then close the popup.
    The Cloud Account dashboard appears. The datacenters that you selected appear on the Datacenters tab.
  5. Click a datacenter.
    The following lists appear:

What to do next

Repeat the process to create additional Cloud Management cloud accounts as needed. Run Discovery and set capacity limits for each LDC.