Install the Hybrid Cloud Manager appliance in your on-premises vCenter.


Log in to My VMware and download the Hybrid Cloud Manager OVA file from the product download page.

To verify the OVA file, take note of the MD5. After the file downloads, do an MD5 checksum.


Open a browser and log in to the vSphere® Web Client. (This task cannot be performed from the vSphere Client.)

View the Home tab.


In the Inventories Trees list, click Host and Clusters.

Expand the hierarchy to show the data centers.


Right-click the target data center and select Deploy OVF Template from the context menu (it might take a few seconds for the Deploy OVF Template menu item to appear). The Deploy OVF template wizard opens.

Choose Deploy OVF template


Select “Local file” and click Browse to find the OVA file you downloaded to your computer. Click Next.


On the “Review details” page, click the “Accept extra configuration options” check box and click Next.


On the "Accept EULAs" page, scroll down to review the VMware end-user license agreement. Click Accept and Next.


On the “Select name and folder” page, edit the name (if necessary) and select the location for the Hybrid Cloud Manager. Click Next.


On the “Select a resource” page, select the installation location.


On the “Select storage” page, select the storage for the Hybrid Cloud Manager and click Next. From the “Select virtual disk format” drop-down menu, you can select thin or thick provisioning.


On the “Setup networks” page, map the Hybrid Cloud Manager adapter to a host network chosen from the Destination drop-down menu.


On the “Customized template” page, enter the values specific to your environment.



The default user name for both the command-line interface (CLI) and the Web user interface is: admin. You need the “admin” user and password to log in to the Web user interface (see “Log in to the Hybrid Cloud Manager Management Portal”). You also have a root user account that has a password that you can set.

Enter and reenter the CLI “admin” user password.

Enter and reenter the root user password. In the future, if you need help from VMware Global Support Services (GSS), you might be asked to share the root password so they can troubleshoot your system.


Network Properties.

Enter the hostname for the Hybrid Cloud Manager VM. Enter the network IPv4 address, the IPv4 prefix (the CIDR), and the default gateway. The following values are samples:



Click DNS, and enter the IP addresses for DNS servers (separated by spaces) and the domain search list. The values in the following screenshot are samples:

DS configuration


Services Configuration.

Click Services Configuration, and enter the NTP server list (separated by spaces) for the Hybrid Cloud Manager VM. Checking Enable SSH gives an administrator SSH access to the Hybrid Cloud Manager virtual management appliance. If you enable SSH, plan to address the security risk.


Review the vService bindings page. Click Next to continue, or to change previous screens, click Back.


On the “Ready to complete” page:


Check the “Power on after deployment” check box.


Review the Hybrid Cloud Manager settings, and click Finish. It might take several minutes for the Hybrid Cloud Manager appliance to power on.

To check the status, go to the vSphere® Web Client home page, and in the Home tab, go to Inventories and click Hosts and Clusters. Expand the data center hierarchy, and click the Hybrid Cloud Manager service virtual machine to display a summary in the center pane.

the Summary tab, the console reads “Powered On” and the Play button is green.

The Hybrid Cloud Manager is powered on and ready to be registered with the vCenter.