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.

You have System Administrator or Organization Administrator access on the vCloud Director on which you install the vCloud Connector Node.


In the vApp Templates tab of the catalog to which you uploaded, right-click the name of your vCloud Connector Node template and select Add to My Cloud.

The Add to My Cloud popup appears.


Give the Node vApp an easily identifiable name and provide a description.


Set the leases for the Node vApp, then click Next.


Read and accept the EULA, and click Next.


Select an appropriate network from the Network drop-down menu.

Unless all the Nodes controlled by your vCloud Connector Server are behind the same firewall, you need to select a network that is configured to access the Internet. Ask your Service Provider or Network Administrator for more information.


Select the appropriate IP Assignment from the drop-down menu and click Next.

If there is a static IP pool, that is probably a reasonable choice. Ask your Service Provider or Network Administrator for more information. If your provider uses NAT, you will need to set up NAT mapping after your Node is deployed. See Set Up NAT Mapping for vCloud Connector Node in vCloud Director 1.5.


In the Networking Properties page, use the information you collected before you began installing vCloud Connector to specify the DNS server, IP address, Netmask, and Default Gateway. If you are using DHCP, leave the fields blank.


In the Configure Networking page, leave both check boxes unchecked and click Next.


In the Ready to Complete page, review the settings and click Finish.


Click the My Cloud tab, then select vApps in the My Cloud panel.

You see the vApp being created.


In the My Cloud panel, select VMs, then right-click your vCloud Connector Node virtual machine and select Properties.


On the Virtual Machine Properties page, click the Guest OS Customization tab.


Check Enable guest customization, then click OK.


In the My Cloud panel, select vApps, then right-click the console icon of the vCloud Connector Node and select Start.


When the vCloud Connector Node on vCloud Director 1.5 is in running state, click VMs in the My Cloud panel and make a note of the IP address of the vCloud Connector Node virtual machine.

You need the IP address later in the registration process.