VMware® vCloud® Hybrid Service™ is a secure, dedicated hybrid cloud service operated by VMware, giving your IT organization a common platform to seamlessly extend your data center to the cloud.

With vCloud Hybrid Service, you can quickly and securely deploy, provision, and manage virtual machines in a software-defined data center.

vCloud Hybrid Service features include core services, the ability to deploy virtual machines, integration from your environment to the public cloud, data protection, and migration.


For information about configuring networking and gateways for vCloud Hybrid Service, see the vCloud Hybrid Service Networking Guide.

How Your Data Center Extends to the vCloud Hybrid Service Data Center
vCloud Hybrid Service extends to the Cloud.

This information is intended for customers who want to manage or use vCloud Hybrid Service. The information is written for administrators and end users.

See the following related documentation as part of understanding using vCloud Hybrid Service:

Related Documentation for vCloud Hybrid Service

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vCloud Hybrid Service Key Concepts

A glossary of terms as used in the vCloud Hybrid Service and an overview of user roles for vCloud Hybrid Service

vCloud Hybrid Service Networking Guide

Configuring networking and gateways for vCloud Hybrid Service, including how to add gateways to virtual data centers, add networks to gateways, and set up network security by using the gateway's networking services

vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery User's Guide

The tasks for disaster recovery administrators who are responsible for configuring and managing disaster recovery from their source sites to vCloud Hybrid Service. This guide documents the capabilities and tasks that you do in vCloud Hybrid Service.

vCloud API with vCloud Hybrid Service Extensions Programmer's Guide

Version 5.6 of thevCloud Hybrid Service Extensions and how to use them with the vCloud API

vCloud Hybrid Service Tutorials

Using many of the vCloud Hybrid Service features along with informational videos

vCloud Director Administrator's Guide

Performing tasks affecting vCloud Hybrid Service by using vCloud Director

Using the vCloud Hybrid Service vSphere Client Plug-in

Using the vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in in the vSphere Web Client; enabling you to manage yourvCloud Hybrid Service resources from the vSphere Web Client

Using vCloud Connector

Connecting multiple clouds to move cloud content from one cloud to another

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