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 Admin Portal > 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. Select the cloud Provider for this account.
  5. Click Next.
    Based on the provider you select, the Service Account field is populated and a list of discovered LDC's appears. If no LDCs appear, click Discover Datacenters to find them. See Discover datacenters in a service account for details on what happens.
  6. Select one or more LDCs.
    Figure 1. Create cloud account
    create cloud account
  7. Click Save.
    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.
    • Discovery Log: shows the activities that takes place during a discovery. A Discovery log record is created for each action associated with a discovery status.

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.