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.

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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.

Part 1 – vCloud Air OnDemand – Special Promo

As VMware vCloud Air gets more traction, I think it is time to look into it and provide some details around it. For the folks, who do not know what VMware vCloud Air is, vCloud Air is a public cloud platform fully integrated in your VMware vSphere environment.

vCloud Air currently supports over 5,000 application and more than 90 different Operating Systems. vCloud Air makes it easy to migrate your VMs from a vSphere environment to a public cloud or from a public cloud back to your local vSphere environment.

Looking at some blog post by VMware from August 2014, vCloud Air has 2x the compute power as Microsoft Azure and 3x the storage performance of AWS for less money.


The registration for vCloud Air is easy and takes only a few minutes. Click here to get to the sign-up page.
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.

For further information, checkout the vCloud Air website.