If you have a previously installed version of vCloud Director, verify that the vApps can communicate with the virtual machine and external network IP addresses.

vCloud Application Director supports deploying virtual machines to directly connected and NAT-routed networks. Use IPPOOL addressing for deployed virtual machines to communicate with the vCloud Application Director server over the network.


DHCP addressing for directly connected networks is not supported.

Configure your vCenter settings for vCloud Application Director. See Set Up VMware vCenter Cluster Configurations.

Familiarize yourself with the procedures for customizing vCloud Director. See the latest vCloud Director documentation and VMware knowledge base articles kb.vmware.com/kb/2005829 and kb.vmware.com/kb/2034092.

Verify that you have the VMRC plug-in for vCloud Director installed to work with your browser. For information about compatible Web browsers, see vCloud Application Director System Requirements.

Verify that the required TCP ports are open for the vCloud Application Director virtual machine. See vCloud Application Director System Requirements.


From the vCloud Director user interface, create a vApp with one virtual machine.


In the vCloud organization that you map to the vCloud Application Director cloud provider, verify that the virtual machines in the vCloud organization have a vCloud network configuration that allows them to connect to the vCloud Application Director appliance.


Deploy the vApp.


Use the VMRC plug-in to connect to the virtual machines and ensure that they can ping an external IP.


Open TCP ports so that the deployed virtual machines can reach the vCloud Application Director appliance.

Download and deploy the vCloud Application Director appliance. See Deploy the vCloud Application Director Appliance in vCloud Director.