To connect a vCloud Hybrid Service cloud to your vCloud Connector installation, ask your service provider to install a multi-tenant vCloud Connector node in the vCloud Hybrid Service and send you the node URL. You can then register the multi-tenant node with your vCloud Connector server.

A vCloud Hybrid Service cloud does not appear in vCloud Connector as a single cloud. Each virtual datacenter in the vCloud Hybrid Service cloud appears as a separate cloud in vCloud Connector.

If you have a vCloud Hybrid Service Dedicated Cloud instance, you need to register all the virtual datacenters in the cloud to your vCloud Connector server individually. Similarly, if you have one or more Virtual Private Cloud instances, you need to register each of them them individually with your vCloud Connector server. You do this by registering the multi-tenant node deployed on the cloud with your vCloud Connector server multiple times, once for each virtual datacenter or Virtual Private Cloud instance.

You use your vCloud Hybrid Service credentials and the node URL sent by the service provider to register the node.

A multi-tenant vCloud Connector node has been installed in the vCloud Hybrid Service.

1

Obtain the URL of the multi-tenant vCloud Connector node installed in the vCloud Hybrid Service from your service provider.

2

Go to the vCloud Connector server Admin Web console at https://vCCServerIPaddress:5480.

3

Log in as admin.

The default password is vmware.

4

Click the Nodes tab.

The Manage Nodes tab displays the list of nodes that are currently registered with the server. The Local Content Directory node, used for Content Sync, always appears by default.

5

Click Register Node.

6

Specify the node information.

Node Info Option

Description

Name

A name for the cloud. The cloud will appear by this name in the vCloud Connector UI.

Description

A description of the vCloud Connector node.

URL

The URL of the node, obtained from your vCloud Hybrid Service provider. The URL will have either the IP address of the node or its fully qualified domain name (FQDN). You must specify port 8443 as part of the URL.

https://vCCNodeIPaddress:8443

For example: https://10.10.100.10:8443

https://vCCNodeFQDN:8443

For example: https://node1.company.com:8443

Public

Select this option.

Use Proxy

Select this option if your vCloud Connector server needs to go through a proxy server to reach the multi-tenant node on the vCloud Hybrid Service cloud.

If you are using a proxy server, you must also specify proxy settings in the Network - Proxy tab.

Ignore SSL Certificate

Multi-tenant nodes in vCloud Hybrid Service have SSL enabled and certificates from DigiCert installed. To use the certificate, you must add a DigiCert High Assurance CA-3 intermediate certificate to your vCloud Connector server trusted keystore. See Add CA Root Certificate to Trusted Keystore for information.

If you have added the intermediate certificate to your vCloud Connector server trusted keystore, you can deselect this option. If you have not added the certificate, select this option.

7

Specify the cloud information.

Cloud Info Option

Description

Cloud Type

Select vCloud Director.

VCD Org Name

Specify the name of your vCloud Hybrid Service virtual datacenter. You must use a valid name. vCloud Connector validates the name that you provide with the cloud.

This field is case-sensitive. Ensure that you use the correct case for the name.

Username

Your vCloud Hybrid Service virtual datacenter user name.

Password

Your vCloud Hybrid Service virtual datacenter password.

8

Click Register.

The Register Node with Server window closes and the node appears in the Manage Nodes list.

9

Repeat Steps 5 to 8 for each virtual datacenter or Virtual Private Cloud instance that you want to add to vCloud Connector.