Before you install vCloud Connector, you need to do some basic high-level planning.

You need to decide the following.

Where you want to install the vCloud Connector server

Which clouds you want to be able to add to the vCloud Connector UI. You must install a vCloud Connector node in each cloud that you want to add.

On vCloud Director clouds, you do not need to install a node for each organization. vCloud Connector nodes are multitenant, that is, one node can be used by multiple organizations to transfer content to and from the cloud. If you are a public vCloud service provider or the system administrator of a private vCloud Director cloud, you can choose to install one node in the cloud for multiple organizations to use.

To add a vCloud Hybrid Service cloud instance to the vCloud Connector UI, you do not need to install a node in vCloud Hybrid Service. You use the multitenant node that is installed by default by VMware.

Which vSphere Client you want to use for the vCloud Connector UI

You also need to collect specific information to use during the installation and configuration process. What you need to know depends on your specific installation decisions. A detailed description of the information you should collect is covered in Collect Necessary Information.