About private cloud providers
A cloud service provider makes cloud services available for deploying virtual machines.
In HPE OneSphere, you can connect to the following private cloud providers:
- HPE OneView appliance
A HPE OneSphere private cloud provider is used for the initial connection between HPE OneSphere and your VMware vSphere, KVM, or HPE OneView environment.
A provider contains a region and one or more zones.
A region describes the geographic location of the data center or server in which the HPE OneSphere virtual machine is deployed.
A zone is a specific VMware vCenter datacenter, set of KVM servers, or HPE OneView appliance.
Connecting, or adding, a private cloud provider allows you to:
Create, view, update, and delete infrastructure (virtual machines, storage, and networking).
Automatically import VMware templates and KVM images to the Catalog.
Collect resource usage data for display on the Providers screen.
- (VMware vSphere and HPE OneView only) Collect cost data for display on the Insights screen.