A private cloud is an isolated VMware stack that consists of ESXi hosts, vCenter, vSAN, NSX-T, and HCX. You manage private clouds through the Google Cloud VMware Engine portal. When you create a private cloud, you get a single vSphere cluster and all the management VMs that are created in that cluster.
Before you begin
VMware Engine deploys management components in the network that is selected for vSphere/vSAN subnets. The network IP address range is divided into different subnets during the deployment.
Before you begin, allocate a unique IP address range for vSphere/vSAN subnets for the private cloud. The vSphere/vSAN subnet address space must not overlap with any network that communicates with the VMware Engine environment. Networks that communicate with the private cloud include both on-premises networks and Google Cloud VPCs. For more information about vSphere/vSAN subnets, see VLANs and subnets overview.
- Minimum vSphere/vSAN subnets CIDR range prefix: /24
- Maximum vSphere/vSAN subnets CIDR range prefix: /21
Create a private cloud
- Access the Google Cloud VMware Engine portal
- On the Resources page, click Create private cloud.
- Select the number of nodes for the private cloud. At least three are required.
- Enter a CIDR range for the VMware management network. For information about restrictions on this range, see the Before you begin section.
- Enter a CIDR range for the HCX deployment network, which is used for deploying HCX components. Make sure that the CIDR range doesn't overlap with any of your on-premises or cloud subnets. The CIDR range must be /27 or higher.
- Select Review and Create.
- Review the settings. To change any settings, click Back.
- Click Create to begin provisioning the private cloud.
Provisioning can take 30 minutes to 2 hours. After the provisioning is complete, you receive an email.
- Learn how to manage your private cloud resources and activity.