You can use vCloud Connector to copy virtual machines, vApps, and templates between clouds that have been added to your vCloud Connector instance.

You can copy objects between two vSphere clouds, between two vCloud Director clouds, and between vSphere and vCloud Director clouds.

The following table illustrates how virtual machines, vApps, and templates are copied from a vSphere cloud to different destinations.

Copying From vSphere

Type of Object

Destination: vSphere

Destination: vCloud Director

Virtual machine

Virtual machine

vApp template

vApp

vApp

vApp template

VM template

VM template

vApp template

The following table illustrates how objects are copied from a vCloud Director cloud to different destinations.

Copying From vCloud Director

Type of Object

Destination: vSphere

Destination: vCloud Director

vApp containing one VM

VM

vApp template

vApp containing multiple VMs

vApp

vApp template

vApp template containing one VM

VM

vApp template

vApp template containing multiple VMs

vApp

vApp template

You can start multiple copy tasks at the same time. The copy tasks are executed in parallel. By default, vCloud Connector executes a maximum of 10 concurrent tasks per cloud (that is, per vCloud Connector Node). If you specify more than 10 tasks, the first 10 tasks are executed concurrently. When a task finishes, the next one in the queue is executed.

As copy tasks involve both a source cloud and a destination cloud, the concurrent tasks limit applies to both the source and destination clouds for copy tasks.

You can choose to increase the maximum number of concurrent tasks for a vCloud Connector Node. If you increase the limit, you must increase the Node storage as well. The amount of extra storage you need depends upon the size of your copy tasks. Approximately 50 GB is recommended per added task. Note that you should do this on both the source and destination clouds.

See Increase Maximum Concurrent Tasks in Installing and Configuring vCloud Connector for more information.