If your vCloud Director installation includes multiple cloud cells running behind a load balancer or NAT, or if the cloud cells do not have publicly-routable IP addresses, you can set a public REST API base URL.

During the initial configuration of each cloud cell, you specified an HTTP service IP address. By default, vCloud Director uses that address in the XML responses from the REST API and as the upload target for the transfer service (for uploading vApp templates and media). To use a different address, specify a public REST API base URL.

1

Click the Administration tab and click Public Addresses in the left pane.

2

Type the hostname or IP address for the public REST API base URL.

This can be the address of the load balancer or some other machine that can route traffic to the HTTP service IP.

3

Click Apply.

XML responses from the REST API include the base URL and the transfer service uses the base URL as the upload target.