The vCloud Connector Datacenter Extension feature enables you to extend your private datacenter to a public vCloud. You can move workloads (virtual machines and vApps) from your private datacenter to a public vCloud, retain their original network settings, and continue to use them as if they were still in your private datacenter.

While moving a workload, vCloud Connector stretches its private network boundary to the public vCloud, so that it continues to get all its networking properties from the private network. For example:

The virtual machines will continue to have the same IP address and MAC address in the public vCloud.

The virtual machines will adhere to the same NAT and firewall rules that were applied to them in the private network.

You use the Datacenter Extension feature through the Stretch Deploy command.