The Server tab has two parts. One part allows you to change the server administrator password, adjust log levels, and manage SSL certificates. The other part is used later, in the registration process.

The General Settings section allows you to change the administrator password for the vCloud Connector server, provide a license key to enable advanced features in the vCloud Connector Advanced edition, set log file severity levels, and download log files.

Change admin user password

Specify a new administrator password for the vCloud Connector server, then click Confirm new password. You should change the default password.

vCC License

To enable advanced features that are available in the vCloud Connector Advanced edition, enter a valid vCloud Suite 5.1 or 5.5 license key, then click Update Key.

Log levels

Set the severity level for vCloud Connector server log files, then click Change log level.

Download logs

Click to download a zip file of vCloud Connector server log files.

The Manage SSL Certificates section allows you to disable or enable SSL and to manage your certificates. The vCloud Connector server has SSL disabled by default and includes a self-signed certificate. Before going into production, replace the certificate with a valid certificate.

Disable SSL/Enable SSL

Select Enable SSL if you want to enable HTTPS communication. When you enable SSL, the port used to communicate with the vCloud Connector server changes from 80 to 443.

If you enable SSL for the server, replace its self-signed certificate with a valid certificate.

Key Information

Displays information about the default key provided.

Certificate Information

Displays information about the self-signed certificate that is provided with the vCloud Connector server.

Generate New Key

If you need to generate a new private key to obtain a valid certificate from your Certificate Authority, specify the required information and click Generate Key. In the Common Name field, specify the IP address or fully-qualified domain name of the vCloud Connector server. For example, 10.10.10.10 or myServer.mycompany.com.

You can only generate a 1024-bit key from the UI; to generate a 2048-bit key, use the command line interface.

Generate and download CSR

Click to create a Certificate Signing Request and save it to your computer. Use the saved hcserver.csr file to get a certificate from your Certificate Authority.

Upload a new X.509 SSL Certificate

When you have your certificate, use the Browse button to locate it, then click Upload.

For more information on installing valid certificates, see Add Valid SSL Certificates.

The vSphere Client tab is used to register the vCloud Connector UI. For more information, see Register the vCloud Connector UI.