After the vCloud Connector server is added to the vCloud Director 1.5 cloud as a template, you can use it to create a running instance on that cloud.

You must have at least organization administrator access in the vCloud Director cloud in which you install the vCloud Connector server.

1

On the vApp Templates tab of the catalog to which you uploaded, right-click the name of your vCloud Connector server template and select Add to My Cloud.

The Add to My Cloud popup appears.

2

Give the server vApp an easily identifiable name and provide a description.

3

Set the leases for the server vApp and click Next.

4

Read and accept the EULA, and click Next.

5

Select an appropriate network from the Network drop-down menu.

Unless all your vCloud Connector nodes and the vCloud Connector server are behind the same firewall, you must select a network that is configured to access the Internet. Ask your service provider or network administrator for more information.

Note

If your provider uses NAT, you will need to set up NAT mapping after your server is deployed. See Set Up NAT Mapping for vCloud Connector Server in vCloud Director 1.5.

6

Select the appropriate IP Assignment from the drop-down menu and click Next.

If there is a static IP pool, that is probably a reasonable choice. Ask your service provider or network administrator for more information.

7

In the Networking Properties page, use the information you collected before you began installing vCloud Connector to specify the DNS server, IP address, Netmask, and Default Gateway. If you are using DHCP, leave the fields blank.

8

In the Configure Networking page, leave both check boxes unselected, and click Next.

9

In the Ready to Complete page, review the settings and click Finish.

10

Click the My Cloud tab, then select vApps in the My Cloud panel.

You see the vApp being created.

11

In the My Cloud panel, select VMs, right-click your vCloud Connector server, and select Properties.

12

In the Virtual Machine Properties window, click the Guest OS Customization tab.

13

Select Enable guest customization, then click OK.

14

In the My Cloud panel, select vApps, then right-click the console icon of the vCloud Connector server and select Start.

15

When the server on vCloud Director 1.5 is in running state, click VMs in the My Clouds panel and make a note of the IP address of the server VM.

You need the IP address later in the registration process.