vCloud Components: vCloud Director
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– Split between consumers (organization portals) and administrators (system) AccesstovSphereinfrastructurecanbeonaprivatenetworksegmentforsecurity
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Runs on a physical or a virtual machine. A virtual machine is preferred. Connects to an LDAP server for user management. Connects to an SMTP server for notifications.
– Connects to an NFS server for VMware vSphere® vApp file transfer service (multicell environments).
– Connects to the vCloud Director database.
A vCloud Director server group consists of one or more vCloud Director servers. These servers share a common database and are linked to an arbitrary number of vCenter Server systems and ESXi hosts. vCloud Networking and Security servers provide network services to vCenter Server and vCloud Director.
A vCloud Director server group includes multiple vCloud Director servers. Each server can run a collection of services called a vCloud Director cell. All servers in the group share a single database. The group connects to multiple vCenter Server systems and the ESXi hosts that they manage. Each vCenter Server system connects to one vCloud Networking and Security server.
A Web-based portal for vCloud administrators provides the means to allocate and separate resources into organizations. Administrators can set lease times to control how long vApps can run and be stored. Administrators can also set quotas, which limit the number of virtual machines that an organization can have.
A Web-based portal for each organization provides consumers with the means to create and manage their own virtual machines.
Access is controlled through a roles-based model set up by the organization administrator.