After the vCloud Connector node is added to the vCloud Director 5.5 cloud as a template, you can use it to create a running instance on that cloud.

You have system administrator or organization administrator access on the vCloud Director cloud in which you install the vCloud Connector node.


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


Read and accept the EULA, and click Next.


Specify an easily identifiable name for the vApp, and a description.


Select a virtual datacenter for the vApp, and click Next.


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

You can see the vApp being created in the vApps section.


Select VMs in the My Cloud panel, right-click your vCloud Connector node virtual machine, and select Properties.


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


Check Enable guest customization.


Click OK.


In the My Cloud panel, select vApps, then right-click your vCloud Connector node vApp and select Start.


When the vCloud Connector node is in running state, click VMs in the My Cloud panel and make a note of the IP address of your node.

You need the IP address later in the registration process.