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.

The nodes can be installed on vSphere, private vCloud Director clouds, public vClouds, or vCloud Air.

When you register a node, you can specify the node URL with either the node IP address or fully qualified domain name (FQDN). You must use an FQDN with a proper entry in the DNS server so that the FQDN gets resolved to the correct address.

See also Using Service Provider Multitenant Nodes.

To register a multitenant node deployed on a public or private vCloud Director cloud, obtain the node URL from the service provider or cloud administrator. To register a node deployed in vCloud Air by VMware, obtain the node URL from VMware.

1

Go to the vCloud Connector server Admin Web console at https://vCCServerIPaddress:5480.

If you receive a certificate error, accept the certificate. The vCloud Connector server has a self-signed certificate.

Note

Do not use Firefox as some tabs display blank pages in Firefox.

2

Log in to the Web console as admin.

The default password is vmware.

3

Click the Nodes tab.

The Manage Nodes page lists all the vCloud Connector nodes that are currently registered with the server.

The Local Content Library node always appears by default. This node is for Content Sync. Do not edit this node.

4

Click Register Node.

5

Complete the node information.

Node Details Option

Description

Display Name

A name for the cloud. The cloud will appear by this name in the vCloud Connector user interface.

Node URL

The URL of the node. You can specify either the IP address of the node or its FQDN.

https://vCCNodeIPaddress

For example: https://10.10.100.10

https://FQDN

For example: https://node1.company.com

If you are registering a node deployed on a public cloud by a service provider, obtain this information from your service provider.

Public

Select this option if the cloud is a public cloud outside the firewall where your vCloud Connector server is installed.

Use Proxy

Select this option if your vCloud Connector server needs to use a proxy to reach the node that you are registering.

Ignore SSL Certificate

Select this option if you did not install a valid certificate on the node and if SSL is enabled on the node. SSL is enabled on nodes by default.

Note

If you did not install valid certificates, and you do not select this option, copying fails. If you select this option, and later install a valid certificate, you must deselect this option and restart the vCloud Connector server.

Note

If you are registering a node deployed on a public cloud by a service provider, obtain this information from your service provider.

6

Complete the cloud information.

Cloud Credentials Option

Description

Cloud Type

Type of cloud with which the node is associated, either vSphere or vCloud Director.

VCD Org Name

(For vCloud Director clouds only) The name of your organization in the vCloud Director cloud, for example, MyOrg.

You must use a valid organization name. vCloud Connector validates the name that you provide with the cloud.

If you selected vSphere in the Cloud Type option, this field is disabled.

Note

If you are registering a node deployed on a public cloud by a service provider, specify the name of your organization in the public cloud. If you are registering a node deployed by VMware on vCloud Air, specify the name of your virtual data center in vCloud Air. See Using Service Provider Multitenant Nodes for more information.

Username

User name for the cloud.

Password

Password for the cloud.

7

Click Register.

The vCloud Connector node appears in the Manage Nodes list. To edit values, unregister the node, or to download log files for a node, click the gears icon for the node.

Note

Do not update or unregister a vCloud Connector node while a task is in progress.