Multi-tenant Node
Multitenant Node

vCloud Connector nodes are multi-tenant, that is, one node can be used by multiple tenants to transfer content to and from a cloud.

As a public vCloud service provider (or the administrator of a private vCloud Director cloud serving many departments), you can deploy a multi-tenant node in the cloud for your customers to use, instead of requiring each customer to install a node in their own organization in the cloud.

Each node can support 20 tenants. Depending on the number of tenants, you might need to deploy multiple vCloud Connector nodes.

For example, you might deploy the following nodes.

Multi-tenant Node A for customers 1-20 on public vCloud 1

Multi-tenant Node B for customers 21-40 on public vCloud 1

Multi-tenant Node C for customers 41-60 on public vCloud 2

Multi-tenant Node D for customers 61-80 on public vCloud 2

After you deploy the nodes, you provide the appropriate node URL to each set of customers for them to register the node with their own vCloud Connector servers.

As each multi-tenant node is dedicated to a group of customers, vCloud Connector does not support using a load balancer in front of a multi-tenant node.

Each multi-tenant node can support up to 20 organizations.

1

Determine how many multi-tenant nodes you need based on the number of customers you intend to support.

Each node can support 20 organizations.

2

Install vCloud Connector nodes in the public vCloud, one for each set of customers.

See Installing vCloud Connector for more information.

Note

You do not need to install a vCloud Connector server.

3

Email the appropriate node URL to each set of customers. Specify either the IP address of the node or its fully qualified domain name (FQDN).

https://vCCNodeIPaddress

For example: https://10.10.100.10

https://vCCNodeFQDN

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

4

Ask the customers to register the node with their vCloud Connector servers using the node URL you provided and their own organization credentials.

See Register vCloud Connector Nodes with vCloud Connector Server.

Each customer will register the multi-tenant node with their own vCloud Connector server, using the URL you provided and their own organization credentials. This enables them to transfer content to and from their organization in the public vCloud.

Note

If you want to select the Enable UDT option in the multi-tenant node to enable UDT-based copy, you can do so only after the node is registered with a customer's vCloud Connector server. UDT cannot be enabled on a node until the node is registered with a server.

As the multi-tenant node administrator, you can access node log files for all customers from the node console or Admin Web console. Log files are divided by organization. See Accessing Log Files from the Console and Accessing Log Files from the UI for more information.

Customers do not have access to the multi-tenant node console or Admin Web console. They can access node log files from their vCloud Connector server Admin Web console. See Accessing Log Files for Multi-tenant Nodes for more information.