You can install a vCloud Connector node in vSphere.

For information on installing vCloud Connector in a Linked Mode vCenter server configuration, see Installing vCloud Connector in Linked Mode vCenter Server Configurations.

You have administrator-level privileges for the vSphere instance. You have the unzipped version of the template you downloaded in Download the vCloud Connector Virtual Appliances.

1

Log in to the vSphere Client.

2

Select File > Deploy OVF template.

3

Click Browse and navigate to the OVF directory of the node zip file you downloaded to your desktop in Download the vCloud Connector Virtual Appliances.

4

Click Next.

5

Proceed through the wizard.

You can either use the Networking Properties step in the wizard to set basic network properties or you can wait and set those properties when you configure your node. Set proxy information during the configuration step.

Note

If you are going to use a static IP address, you need to assign it here.

6

In vSphere Client, select Inventory > VMs and Templates to see the created virtual machine in the hierarchy tree.

7

Right-click the virtual machine and select Power > Power on to power on the machine.

8

Click the Summary tab and find the vCloud Connector node's IP address in the General section. The IP address field (not the Host field) displays the IP address of the node. Make a note of the IP address. You will need it later in the process.