After you install a vCloud Connector server and nodes, you use the server Admin Web console to register the nodes with the server. The nodes can be installed on vSphere, private vCloud Director clouds, public vClouds, or vCloud Hybrid Service. The registration allows the server to manage the nodes.

When you register a node, you can specify the node URL with either the node IP address or fully qualified domain name (FQDN). You must use an FQDN with a proper entry in the DNS server so that the FQDN gets resolved to the correct address.

To register a multitenant node deployed on a public vCloud or private vCloud Director cloud, get the node URL from the service provider or cloud administrator. To register a multitenant node deployed in vCloud Hybrid Service, get the node URL from VMware Support.

1

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

If you receive a certificate error, accept the certificate. The vCloud Connector server has a self-signed certificate.

Note

Do not use Firefox as some tabs display blank pages in Firefox.

2

Log in to the Web console as admin.

The default password is vmware.

3

Click the Nodes tab.

The Manage Nodes page lists all the vCloud Connector nodes that are currently registered with the server.

The Local Content Library node always appears by default. This node is for Content Sync. Do not edit this node.

4

Click Register Node.

5

Complete the node information.

Node Details Option

Description

Display Name

A name for the cloud. The cloud will appear by this name in the vCloud Connector UI.

Node URL

The URL of the node. You can specify either the IP address of the node or its FQDN.

https://vCCNodeIPaddress

For example: https://10.10.100.10

https://FQDN

For example: https://node1.company.com

You can get the URL of the node from its console in the vSphere or vCloud Director cloud in which it is installed. If the node is on a public vCloud, obtain this information from your service provider.

Public

Select this option if the cloud is a public cloud outside the firewall where your vCloud Connector server is installed.

Use Proxy

Select this option if your vCloud Connector server needs to use a proxy to reach the node that you are registering.

Ignore SSL Certificate

Select this option if you did not install a valid certificate on the node and if SSL is enabled on the node. SSL is enabled on nodes by default.

Note

If you did not install valid certificates, and you do not select this option, copying fails. If you select this option, and later install a valid certificate, you must deselect this option and restart the vCloud Connector server.

Note

If you are registering a service provider node, obtain this information from your service provider.

6

Complete the cloud information.

Cloud Credentials Option

Description

Cloud Type

Type of cloud with which the node is associated, either vSphere or vCloud Director.

VCD Org Name

(For vCloud Director clouds only) The name of your organization in the vCloud Director cloud, for example, MyOrg.

You must use a valid organization name. vCloud Connector validates the name that you provide with the cloud.

If you selected vSphere in the Cloud Type option, this field is disabled.

Note

If you are registering a service provider multitenant node, specify the name of your organization in the public cloud. If you are registering a vCloud Hybrid Service multitenant node, specify the name of your virtual data center in vCloud Hybrid Service. See Using Service Provider Multitenant Nodes for more information.

Username

User name for the cloud.

Password

Password for the cloud.

7

Click Register.

The vCloud Connector node appears in the Manage Nodes list. To edit values, unregister the node, or to download log files for a node, click the gears icon for the node.

Note

Do not update or unregister a vCloud Connector node while a task is in progress.