Installing vCloud Connector is a multi-step process. This section gives you a high-level overview of the steps you need to take.

vCloud Connector Installation
Installation

You install a vCloud Connector node in each cloud that you want to connect. To connect a public vCloud Director-based cloud, you can either install your own node in the cloud or ask your service provider to install a multitenant node. To connect a vCloud Air cloud instance, you use the vCloud Connector node that is installed by VMware.

You only need one vCloud Connector server for your installation.

This figure illustrates all the combinations that you can set up with vCloud Connector. Typically, you use a subset of these. Common installation scenarios include using vCloud Connector to do the following.

Connect multiple, private vSphere and vCloud Director instances

Connect one or more private vSphere or vCloud Director instances with a public vCloud Director-based cloud

Connect one or more private vSphere or vCloud Director instances with vCloud Air

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Use this worksheet section to help you collect the information you need to install and configure vCloud Connector.

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You must ensure that your system meets the minimum requirements before you install vCloud Connector.

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When you install vCloud Connector, consider these requirements.

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The vCloud Connector server and vCloud Connector node are packaged as virtual appliances. You download the virtual appliances from the vCloud Connector Download page.

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You can install a vCloud Connector server in a vSphere cloud or in a vCloud Director cloud.

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You use the vCloud Connector server Admin Web console to do basic configuration tasks, such as defining your time zone, specifying proxy servers, or setting log levels. What you need to do depends on your particular installation.

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You can install vCloud Connector nodes in vSphere or vCloud Director clouds.

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After you install a vCloud Connector node for a cloud, you need to associate it with the cloud.

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You use the vCloud Connector node Admin Web console for each of your nodes to perform basic configuration tasks, such as defining your time zone, specifying proxy servers, or setting log levels. What you need to do depends on your particular installation.

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After you install a vCloud Connector server and nodes, you use the server Admin Web console to register the nodes with the server. The registration allows the server to manage the nodes.

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You register the vCloud Connector user interface with vSphere Client.