Part 2 – vCloud Air OnDemand – Deploy your first VM

In Part 1 – vCloud Air OnDemand – Special Promo, I have covered the registration process and a special promo code which gives you $500 instead of $300.

This part will cover the installation of your first Virtual Machine with VMware vCloud Air OnDemand.

Get your first VM installed in just 9 steps:

  1. Login to
  2. Select Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand.Screen Shot 2015-04-28 at 3.55.00 PM
  3. Select where you would like to host your first VM.
    Currently Australia, Germany, UK and US are available locations.Screen Shot 2015-04-28 at 3.56.24 PM 1
  4. Once you’ve selected your location, vCloud Air will set-up a virtual data center, gateway and a routed network. This will take a few minutes.Screen Shot 2015-04-28 at 3.57.17 PM
  5. Click on Create your first virtual machine.Screen Shot 2015-04-28 at 4.36.24 PM
  6. Select a VM template or create the VM from scratch. In this article, I have chosen a Ubuntu Server template.Screen Shot 2015-04-28 at 4.48.40 PM
  7. Next, set the hardware settings for your VM and see the costs per day or per months for it.
    SSD-Accelerated storage is double the price of the Standard storage.Screen Shot 2015-04-28 at 4.50.02 PM
  8. After the VM has been created, it will automatically be powered-on.Screen Shot 2015-04-28 at 5.03.47 PM
  9. Click on the VM name and open the remote console.

Screen Shot 2015-04-28 at 5.07.39 PM


That’s it with Part 2 of my vCloud Air OnDemand series..

Note: Do not forget to use promo code “Influencer2015” for a free $500 instead of $300. This promo code works only for new vCloud Air users.

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