Set up the vCloud Connector UI as a plug-in in vSphere Client using the vCloud Connector Server Admin Web console.

You can register your vCloud Connector UI with only one vSphere Client at a time. To register with another vSphere Client, unregister and then register with the new vSphere Client. Also, a vSphere Client can have only one vCloud Connector instance as a plug-in. To replace it, select the Overwrite existing registration option while registering.


Because the vSphere Client interface uses the Internet Explorer rendering engine, it also uses the Internet Explorer security and privacy settings. Set your settings at Medium High or below. This setting allows cookies and Javascript, both of which are necessary for the plug-in to work.

You need the information you collected in Collect Necessary Information. You need the IP address of the vCloud Connector Server and the IP address or fully qualified domain name of the vCenter Server to which the vSphere Client is pointed. You also need an administrator username and password for that vCenter Server.


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


If you get a certificate error, accept the certificate.


Log on as admin.

If you have not changed the password, use vmware, the default password.


Click the Server tab, then the vSphere Client tab.


Type the vCloud Connector Server URL in the following format: https://<vCC Server IP address>.

If you are using DHCP, the vCC Server URL text box is automatically populated.


Type the vCenter Server IP address or fully qualified domain name.


If your vCenter Server is running on a port other than the default, make sure you indicate the port along with the IP address.


Type the user name and password for the vCenter Server.


If you have a previously registered version of the vCloud Connector Server that you are replacing with this current version, select Overwrite existing registration.


Click Register.

To unregister a previous registration, click Unregister. To update an existing registration, click Update Registration.

When the registration is completed, a confirmation message appears at the top of the section.

If you get an error, check the values you entered in the fields. If you did not enter an administrator username and password for the vCenter Server, you will get the following error: "Could not register the plugin: Could not connect to https://<IPaddress>."