Installing vCloud Connector is a multi-step process. This section gives you a high-level overview of the steps you need to take.

vCloud Connector Installation and Configuration Workflow
vCloud Connector Installation and Configuration Workflow

You install a vCloud Connector node in each cloud that you want to connect. To connect a public cloud, you can either install your own node in the cloud or ask your service provider to install a multi-tenant node. You only need one vCloud Connector server.

This figure illustrates all the combinations that you can set up with vCloud Connector. Typically, you use a subset of these. Common installation scenarios include using vCloud Connector to connect the following.

Connect a private vSphere cloud with a public vCloud.

Connect a private vCloud Director cloud with a public vCloud.

Connect a private vSphere cloud with a private vSphere cloud.

Connect a private vCloud Director cloud with a private vCloud Director cloud.

Connect a private vSphere cloud with a private vCloud Director cloud.

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Print this worksheet section to help you collect the information you need to install and configure vCloud Connector.

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You must ensure that your system meets the minimum requirements before you install vCloud Connector.

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The vCloud Connector server and vCloud Connector node are packaged as virtual appliances. You download the virtual appliances from the vCloud Connector Download page.

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You can install a vCloud Connector server in a vSphere cloud or in a vCloud Director cloud.

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You use the vCloud Connector server Admin Web console to do basic configuration tasks, such as defining your time zone, specifying proxy servers, or setting log levels. What you need to do depends on your particular installation.

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You can install vCloud Connector nodes in vSphere or vCloud Director clouds.

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After you install a vCloud Connector node for a cloud, you need to associate it with the cloud.

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You use the vCloud Connector node Admin Web console for each of your nodes to perform basic configuration tasks, such as defining your time zone, specifying proxy servers, or setting log levels. What you need to do depends on your particular installation.

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You use the vCloud Connector server Admin Web console to register vCloud Connector nodes with the vCloud Connector server. The nodes can be installed on vSphere, private vCloud Director clouds, or public vClouds. The registration allows the server to manage the nodes.

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To use the vCloud Connector UI, you register it to a vSphere Client.