You install a vCloud Connector Node in each vCloud Director 1.5 cloud you want to connect to and use with vCloud Connector.

If you are a public vCloud service provider hosting many organizations or if you have a private vCloud Director cloud with many organizations, you can choose to install one vCloud Connector Node in the cloud, instead of installing a Node for each organization. A single vCloud Connector Node can be used by multiple organizations on the cloud to transfer content to and from the cloud.

If you are a service provider or the system administrator of a vCloud Director cloud and you choose to install a vCloud Connector Node for multiple organizations to use, you need to

Install a Node on the cloud.

Configure the Node.

Provide information about the Node (the Node URL) to each organization that will use it.

If you are a user, that is, an organization, of a private or public vCloud Director cloud, you need to

Check with your service provider or system administrator if a vCloud Connector Node is already deployed on the cloud that you can use.

If a Node is already deployed on the cloud, you need to get information about the Node (the Node URL) from the service provider or system administrator. You require this information to register the Node with your vCloud Connector Server.

If a vCloud Connector Node is not already deployed on the cloud, follow the procedures in this section to install a Node for your organization.

1

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.

2

After the vCloud Connector Node is added to the vCloud Director 1.5 cloud as a template, you can use it to create a running instance on that cloud.

3

If you select a NAT-based network connection when you deploy your vCloud Connector Node, you need to set up NAT mapping and firewall rules.