The vCloud Connector UI appears as a plug-in in vSphere Client. Use the vCloud Connector server Admin Web console to register the vCloud Connector UI with the vSphere Client.

Register the vCloud Connector UI using a vCenter server administrator role or any user role that includes Extension privileges.

You can register your vCloud Connector UI with only one vSphere Client at a time. To register with another vSphere Client, unregister and then register with the new vSphere Client.

A vSphere Client can have only one vCloud Connector instance as a plug-in. To replace it, select the Overwrite existing registration option while registering.

Note

If you are overwriting a registration, clear your Internet Explorer cache before you register. Also clear the Internet Explorer cache if you have unregistered and are registering again. Ensure that the Preserve Favorites Website data option is deselected in the Delete Browsing History dialog box when you clear the cache.

Note

Because the vSphere Client interface uses the Internet Explorer rendering engine, it also uses the Internet Explorer security and privacy settings. Set your settings at Medium High or below. This setting allows cookies and Javascript, both of which are necessary for the plug-in to work.

You need the information you collected in Collect Necessary Information. You need the IP address of the vCloud Connector server. You need the IP address or fully qualified domain name of the vCenter Server to which the vSphere Client is pointed. You also need an administrator account, or any user role that has Extension privileges, for the vCenter Server.

1

Go to the vCloud Connector server Admin Web Console at https://vCCserverIPaddress:5480.

Note

Do not use Firefox as some tabs appear blank in Firefox.

2

If you get a certificate error, accept the certificate.

3

Log in as admin.

If you have not changed the password, use vmware, the default password.

4

Click the Server tab, and click the vSphere Client tab.

5

Type the vCloud Connector server URL using the format https://vCCServerIPaddress.

For example, https://10.10.10.10.

If you are using DHCP, this field is automatically filled.

6

Type the vCenter Server IP address or fully qualified domain name.

For example, 10.10.10.10.

Note

If your vCenter Server is running on a port other than the default, ensure that you specify the port number with the IP address.

7

Type the user name and password for the vCenter Server.

8

If the vCenter server has a vCloud Connector server already registered with it that you want to replace, select Overwrite existing registration.

9

If the vCloud Connector server needs to go through a proxy server to reach the vCenter server, select Use Proxy.

If you select Use Proxy, ensure that you have specified proxy settings in the Network tab.

10

Click Register.

To unregister a previous registration, click Unregister. To update an existing registration, click Update Registration.

When the registration is completed, a confirmation message appears at the top of the page. To verify that the vCloud Connector UI appears in vSphere Client, log in to the vSphere Client and check that the vCloud Connector icon appears under Solutions and Applications in the Home page.