You use the vCloud Connector Server Admin Web console to register vCloud Connector Nodes with the vCloud Connector Server. The Nodes are installed on vSphere, private vCloud Director clouds, or public vClouds. The registration allows the Server to manage the Nodes.

1

Go to the vCloud Connector Server Admin Web console at https://<vCC Server IP address>:5480.

If you receive a certificate error, accept the certificate. vCloud Connector Server has a self-signed certificate.

2

Log on to the Web console as admin.

If you did not change the password, use vmware, the default password.

3

Click the Nodes tab.

The Manage Nodes tab contains the list of vCloud Connector Nodes that are currently registered.

The Local Content Directory Node always appears by default. This node is for Content Sync. Do not edit this Node.

4

Click Register Node.

5

Complete the Node information.

Node Info Option

Description

Name

Name of the cloud where the vCloud Connector Node is installed. This name is the display name of the cloud in the vCloud Connector UI.

Description

A description of the vCloud Connector Node. For example, you can specify whether the Node is a service provider Node or a local Node, or provide information about whom to contact if there are any issues.

URL

The URL of the Node. You can specify either the IP address of the Node or its fully qualified domain name (FQDN):

https://<vCCNode_IPaddress>

For example: https://10.10.100.10

https://<Fully_Qualified_Domain_Name_of_vCCNode>

For example: https://node1.company.com

You can get the URL of the vCloud Connector Node from its console in the vSphere or vCloud Director cloud in which it is installed. If the Node is on a public vCloud, obtain this information from your service provider.

Public

Select if the cloud is a public cloud outside the firewall where your vCloud Connector Server is installed.

Use Proxy

Select if the vCloud Connector Server needs to use a proxy to reach the vCloud Connector Node that you are registering.

Ignore SSL Certificate

Select if you did not install valid certificates.

Note

If you did not install valid certificates, and you do not select this option, copying fails. If you select this option, and later install a valid certificate, you must deselect this option and restart the vCloud Connector server.

6

Complete the cloud information.

Cloud Info Option

Description

Cloud Type

Type of cloud on which the vCloud Connector Node is installed, either vSphere or vCloud Director.

vCD Org Name

If the vCloud Connector Node is on a vCloud Director cloud, type the name of your organization. You must use a valid organization name. vCloud Connector validates the organization name that you provide with the cloud.

If you selected vSphere in the Cloud Type option, this field is disabled.

Username

User name for the cloud in which the vCloud Connector Node is installed.

Password

Password for the cloud in which the vCloud Connector Node is installed.

7

Click Register.

The Register Node with Server window closes and the vCloud Connector Node appears in the Manage Nodes list. To edit values, unregister the Node, or to download log files for a Node, click the gears icon at the right of the list entry.

Note

Do not update or unregister a vCloud Connector Node while a task is in progress.