Using vCloud Connector, you can move virtual machines, vApps, and templates from vSphere, vCloud Director, and other vCloud service providers to and from vCloud Air. For moving large quantities at one time, you can subscribe to and use the Offline Data Transfer Service.

Verify that you have virtual infrastructure administrator privileges.

Verify that you are familiar with vCloud Connector documentation. See https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/hybridcloud_pubs.html.

Verify which virtual machines, vApps or templates you want to move and where they are currently located. Obtain appropriate vCloud Connector multi tenant node information from the vCloud Air Customer Success Team.

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Install and configure vCloud Connector in your vSphere or vCloud Director environment.

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Connect vCloud Connector to your vSphere, vCloud Director, or other vCloud service provider instances.

3

Register the multi tenant node (as obtained in the prerequisites) with your vCloud Connector server.

Note that it is not necessary to configure your own vCloud Connector node in vCloud Air.

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Start vCloud Connector in the vSphere client.

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Use the vCloud Connector features.

Option

Description

Manage

Manage virtual machines, vApps, and templates across vSphere, vCloud Director, vCloud service providers, and vCloud Air within your existing vSphere client.

Move

Move virtual machines, vApps, and templates over a network from your existing vSphere, vCloud Director, vCloud service provider environment into or out of your vCloud Air environment.

Sync catalogs

The Content Sync feature of vCloud Connector allows you to synchronize your vCloud Air My Catalog with any of your existing vSphere folders or vCloud Director catalogs. This enables using the same templates across different clouds. For information, see Using Content Sync in the Using vCloud Conector guide.

Move keeping same IP/MAC addresses

The Stretch Deploy feature of vCloud Connector allows you to move a vSphere virtual machine or vApp, or a vCloud Director vApp into vCloud Air while retaining its IP/MAC address so you can continue access without any change. For information, see Offline Data Transfer to VMware vCloud Air in the Using vCloud Conector guide.

Offline data transfer

Move large quantities of virtual machines, vApps, or templates at one time to vCloud Air by subscribing to the Offline Data Transfer Service. For information, see Using Stretch Deploy (Datacenter Extension) in the Using vCloud Conector guide.