You must ensure that your system meets the minimum requirements before you install vCloud Connector.

To deploy and configure vCloud Connector Server and Nodes, you need the following:

VMware Products

Product

Supported Version

Notes

vSphere

4.0, 4.1, 5.0, 5.1

If you are deploying the vCC Server or vCC Nodes on vSphere

Note

To use the Stretch Deploy feature (Datacenter Extension), you must install vSphere 5.1.

vCloud Director

1.5, 5.1

If you are deploying the vCC Server or vCC Nodes on vCloud Director

Note

To use the Stretch Deploy feature (Datacenter Extension), you must install vCloud Director 5.1.

vShield Manager

5.1.2

Required for the Stretch Deploy feature (Datacenter Extension) only.

Note

The Stretch Deploy feature has special system requirements. See System Requirements for Stretch Deploy in Using vCloud Connectorfor more information.

Note

If you are deploying on vSphere, you also need a Microsoft Windows desktop with vSphere Client installed.

To access the vCloud Connector Server and Node Web Admin consoles, you need a browser.

Supported Browsers

Browser

Supported Version

Internet Explorer

8, 9

Firefox

15, 16

Chrome

22, 23

The browser must be set to accept third-party cookies.

Note

Do not use Firefox to log on to the vCloud Connector Server and Node Admin Web consoles. Some tabs (such as the Server tab in the Server Admin Web console and the Node tab in the Node Admin Web console) display blank pages on Firefox.

vCloud Connector uses the following ports to communicate between its various components: Server, Nodes, and the Server and Node Admin Web consoles.

Port Information

Port Number

Use

443

Used when SSL is enabled.

This port is used for communication between the vCC Server and vCC Nodes and between Nodes.

80

Used when SSL is disabled.

This port is used for communication between the vCC Server and vCC Nodes and between Nodes.

5480

This port is used for communication with the vCC Server and Node Admin Web Consoles.

Note

Ports 8080 and 8443 are used for the Local Content Directory Node, which is a node that is automatically installed with the vCloud Connector Server and which is used for the Content Library. Port 8080 is used when SSL is disabled and port 8443 is used when SSL is enabled.