Before you can export data, you must register the Offline Data Transfer (ODT) node deployed in vCloud Air with the vCloud Connector server in your private data center.

Use the ODT node URL you received from the vCloud Air operator to register the ODT node. If the URL includes a port number, ensure that you specify the port number.

You have received the URL of the ODT node deployed in vCloud Air from VMware.

You have installed vCloud Connector in your private data center, that is, on premise.

1

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

2

Log in as admin.

The default password is vmware.

3

Click the Nodes tab, then click Register Node.

4

Register the ODT node using the URL you received from the vCloud Air operator and your own vCloud Air credentials.

Node Info Option

Description

Name

A name for the ODT node. The node will appear by this name in the Manage Nodes page in the server Admin Web console.

Description

(optional) A description of the ODT node.

URL

The URL of the ODT node, obtained from the vCloud Air operator. The URL contains either the IP address of the node or its fully qualified domain name (FQDN).

https://vCCNodeIPaddress

For example: https://10.10.100.10

https://vCCNodeFQDN

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

Note

If the ODT node URL that you receive includes a port number, ensure that you specify the port number.

Public

Select this option.

Use Proxy

Select this option if your vCloud Connector server needs to use a proxy to reach the ODT node in vCloud Air.

If you are using a proxy, you must also specify proxy settings in the Network - Proxy tab.

Ignore SSL Certificate

The ODT node in vCloud Air has SSL enabled and a certificate from DigiCert installed. To use the certificate, you must add a DigiCert High Assurance CA-3 intermediate certificate to your vCloud Connector server trusted keystore. Obtain the certificate and then see "Add CA Root Certificate to Trusted Keystore" in Installing and Configuring vCloud Connector for information on how to upload the certificate.

If you have added the intermediate certificate to your vCloud Connector server trusted keystore, deselect this option. If you have not added the certificate, you must select this option.

Cloud Info Option

Description

Cloud Type

Select vCloud Director.

vCD Org Name

Specify the name of your virtual datacenter in vCloud Air.

Username

Your vCloud Air user name.

Password

Your vCloud Air password.

5

Click Register.

The ODT node is registered with your vCloud Connector server. The Export icon (ODT export) is enabled in the vCloud Connector user interface, which allows you to export data.

Note

You cannot use the ODT node to add the cloud to your vCloud Connector user interface. The ODT node is intended exclusively for offline data transfer.

Mount the external storage device to the vCloud Connector node associated with your private data center.