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To provide services to VMware tenants, you must first configure communication between VMware products, and BIG-IQ Cloud. Then, you associate a vMware cloud connector with a device, and create a catalog entry for a corresponding VMware service profile. The tenants to whom you give access to the catalog entry see it in their applications panel. From there, they can use it to self-deploy their own vApps.
Using the VMware interface, you can manage the virtual machines necessary for application deployments, add or remove a virtual machine, and start or stop virtual machines. You can use your cloud vendor's user interface to duplicate changes.
For proper communication, BIG-IQ Cloud must have network access to the resources on which VMware software is installed. Before you can manage cloud resources, you must define a network route between the BIG-IQ Cloud’s internal VLAN and the management VLAN on the VMware. For specific instructions, refer to your VMware documentation.