Before you can deploy a vCloud Connector Node in a vCloud Director 1.5 cloud, you must upload the virtual appliance to a catalog as a vApp Template. If the template has already been uploaded and put in a master catalog shared by multiple organizations, you can skip this step.

You must have System Administrator or Organization Administrator access on the vCloud Director cloud on which you install the vCloud Connector Node. You must have the unzipped version of the template you downloaded in Download the vCloud Connector Virtual Appliances.


Log on to the vCloud Director Web console using a supported browser.


Click Catalogs.

If you log on as System Administrator, select your organization first, then click the Catalogs tab.


Double-click the catalog to which you want to upload the vCloud Connector Node, then click the vApp Templates tab.


Click the Upload icon.


In the Upload OVF package as a vApp Template dialog box, click Browse, accept the security certificate if you are prompted to do so, and select the Node OVF file that you downloaded.


Specify a name and, optionally, a description, for the vApp template.


Select the virtual datacenter and catalog for the template.


Click Upload.

The upload process begins. You can monitor the status of the upload in the Transfer Progress popup.


It may take several seconds after the upload itself has finished for the process to finalize in the cloud.