You can use HTTP(S)-based data transfer with proxy servers that you have set up in your environment.

VMware recommends enabling encryption when you use a proxy server.

Communication between the nodes and the proxy server occurs over standard ports: port 80 when SSL is disabled and port 443 when SSL is enabled.

Using a Proxy Server with HTTP(S)
Using a Proxy Server with HTTPS
1

Enable HTTP(S) on the source and destination nodes.

See Select HTTP(S) Protocol for Data Transfer.

2

Enable encryption for HTTPS transfer on the destination node.

See Enabling Data Encryption for HTTP(S) Transfer Protocol.

3

Specify proxy settings on the source node.

a

Go to the node Admin Web console at https://vCCNodeIPaddress:5480.

b

Log in as admin.

The default password is vmware.

c

Click the Network tab, then the Proxy tab.

d

Select the Use a proxy server checkbox.

e

Specify the proxy server options.

Option

Description

HTTP Proxy Server

The IP address of the proxy server. For example, 10.10.10.10.

Proxy Port

The proxy port.

Proxy Username

(Optional) The user name for the proxy server, if the proxy server requires authentication.

Note

Specify a user name that contains lower-case, alpha-numeric characters only and does not exceed 50 characters. Do not use email addresses or domain names (for example, user@company.com or xyz\user) or names that contain a period (for example, firstname.lastname) as special characters are not supported for this field.

Proxy Password

(Optional) The password for the proxy server, if the proxy server requires authentication.

f

Click Save Settings.

g

Log out of the node Admin Web console.