You install a vCloud Connector node in each vCloud Director 5.1 cloud you want to connect and use with vCloud Connector.

If you are a public vCloud service provider or the administrator of a private vCloud Director cloud, you can choose to install a vCloud Connector node in the cloud as a multitenant node, instead of having each organization or customer install their own node. A single vCloud Connector node can be used by multiple organizations on the cloud to transfer content to and from the cloud.

If you choose to install a vCloud Connector node as a multitenant node, you need to do the following.

Install a vCloud Connector node in the cloud.

Configure the node.

Provide information about the node (the node URL) to each organization that will use it.

See Deploying Multitenant Nodes as a vCloud Service Provider for more information.

If you are a user, that is, an organization, of a vCloud Director public or private cloud, you need to do the following.

Check with your service provider or system administrator if a vCloud Connector node is already deployed on the cloud as a multitenant node.

If a multitenant node is deployed on the cloud, you need to get information about the node (the node URL) from the service provider or system administrator. You require this information to register the node with your vCloud Connector server.

If a multitenant node is not deployed on the cloud, follow the procedures in this section to install a node for your organization.

1

Before you can deploy a vCloud Connector node in a vCloud Director 5.1 cloud, you must upload it to a catalog as a vApp template. If the template has already been uploaded and put in a master catalog shared by multiple organizations, you can skip this step.

2

After the vCloud Connector node is added to the vCloud Director 5.1 cloud as a template, you can use it to create a running instance on that cloud.

3

If you select a NAT-based network connection when you deploy your vCloud Connector node, you need to set up NAT mapping and firewall rules.