For every vSphere cloud that you want to use with the Stretch Deploy command, you must register the vShield Manager that is associated with vSphere in the vCloud Connector server Admin Web console. This enables vCloud Connector to get networking information about the vSphere cloud.

You have installed vCloud Connector (server and nodes). A vCloud Connector node is installed and configured in the vSphere cloud, and is registered with the vCloud Connector server. The vSphere cloud is version 5.1 or higher and is associated with vShield Manager 5.1.2 or higher. The vSphere cloud has been added to the vCloud Connector UI.

1

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

2

Log in as admin. The default password is vmware.

3

Click the Nodes tab.

All vCloud Connector nodes registered with the vCloud Connector server are displayed.

4

Locate the appropriate node, click the gears icon next to it, and select Stretch Deploy Settings.

Note

If the Stretch Deploy Settings command is disabled, verify that you have entered a valid license key, that the vSphere cloud is a supported version, and that you have added the cloud to the vCloud Connector UI.

5

Specify the following:

Option

Description

vShield Manager URL

The vShield Manager URL, in the format

https://vShieldManager_IPaddress

User Name and Password

The credentials for the vShield Manager

Use Proxy

Select if the vCloud Connector server needs to use a proxy to reach the vSphere cloud

Ignore SSL Certificate

Select if the vSphere cloud does not have a valid certificate

6

Repeat for all the vSphere clouds that you want to use with the Stretch Deploy command.