After the vCloud Connector node is added to the vCloud Director 5.5 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

Specify an easily identifiable name for the vApp, an optional description, and the virtual data center in which to store the vApp, then click Next.

4

Select the storage policy for the virtual machine, and click Next.

5

Select the network from the Destination drop-down menu.

Unless all your vCloud Connector nodes and the vCloud Connector server are behind the same firewall, you need to select a network that is configured to access the Internet.

6

Select the IP allocation from the IP allocation drop-down menu, and click Next.

7

In the Networking Properties page, specify the netmask, IP address, DNS server, and default gateway information, and click Next.

If you are using DHCP, you can leave these fields blank.

8

Customize hardware settings, if needed, and click Next.

9

Review your settings and click Finish.

10

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

You can see the vApp being created.

11

Select VMs in the My Cloud panel, right-click your vCloud Connector node virtual machine, and select Properties.

12

In the Virtual Machine Properties dialog box, click the Guest OS Customization tab, select Enable guest customization, and click OK.

13

In the My Cloud panel, select vApps, then right-click your vCloud Connector node vApp and select Start.

14

When the vCloud Connector node is in running state, click 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.