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.

You have system administrator or organization administrator access on the vCloud Director cloud in which you install the vCloud Connector node.

1

In the vApp Templates tab of the catalog to which you uploaded the vCloud Connector node, right-click the name of the node template and select Add to My Cloud.

2

Read and accept the EULA, and click Next.

3

Give the node vApp an easily identifiable name, provide a description, and click Next.

Default lease information is displayed. You can modify the leases later through the vApp properties settings.

4

Complete the Configure Resources page.

a

Select the virtual datacenter in which to store the node vApp.

b

Provide a name for the virtual machine.

c

Select a Storage Profile.

d

Click Next.

5

Select an appropriate network from the Destination drop-down menu.

Unless all the vCloud Connector nodes controlled by your vCloud Connector server are behind the same firewall, you need to select a network that is configured to access the Internet. Ask your service provider or network administrator for more information.

6

Select the appropriate IP Allocation from the drop-down menu and click Next.

If there is a static IP pool, that is probably a reasonable choice. Ask your service provider or network administrator for more information. If your provider uses NAT, you will need to set up NAT mapping after your node is deployed. See Set Up NAT Mapping for vCloud Connector Node in vCloud Director 5.1.

7

In the Networking Properties page, use the information you collected before you began installing vCloud Connector to specify the DNS server, IP address, Netmask, and Default Gateway. If you are using DHCP, leave the fields blank.

8

In the Ready to Complete page, review the settings and click Finish.

9

Click the My Cloud tab, then select vApps in the My Cloud panel.

You see the vApp being created.

10

After the vApp is created, select VMs in the My Cloud panel, right-click your vCloud Connector node, and select Properties.

11

In the Virtual Machine Properties page, click the Guest OS Customization tab.

12

Check Enable guest customization.

13

Click OK.

14

In the My Cloud panel, select vApps, then right-click the console icon of your node and select Start.

15

When the node is in running state, select VMs in the My Cloud panel and make a note of the IP address of your node.

You need the IP address later in the registration process.