Exporting Data to the vCloud Hybrid Service
Export Flow diagram
1

You initiate a data transfer request from your vCloud Hybrid Service account.

2

A vCloud Hybrid Service operator deploys an Offline Data Transfer (ODT) node in the vCloud Hybrid Service environment for your data transfer.

3

The vCloud Hybrid Service operator sends you the ODT node URL.

4

The vCloud Hybrid Service operator ships an external storage device to you.

5

You register the ODT node deployed in the vCloud Hybrid Service with your own vCloud Connector server that is in your private datacenter.

6

You mount the storage device to the vCloud Connector node associated with your private datacenter.

7

You export data using the vCloud Connector UI.

vCloud Connector transfers data from the datacenter to the storage device. Data is encrypted to ensure secure transfer.

vCloud Connector communicates with the ODT node deployed in the vCloud Hybrid Service to store information that will be used later for import.

8

You ship the storage device back to the vCloud Hybrid Service operator.

9

The vCloud Hybrid Service operator mounts the storage device to the ODT node deployed in the vCloud Hybrid Service.

10

The vCloud Hybrid Service operator imports data using the vCloud Connector UI.

11

vCloud Connector transfers data from the storage device to a vCenter Server datastore associated with the vCloud Hybrid Service, decrypts it, and uploads it to your datacenter.

12

The vCloud Hybrid Service operator notifies you when the import process is completed.

13

You log in to your vCloud Hybrid Service account and verify that your data has been transferred as expected.

14

You unregister the ODT node deployed in the vCloud Hybrid Service from your vCloud Connector server.