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

You need the following accounts.

Account Information

Account Type

Information Needed

Used For

A My VMware™ account. You can get an account from www.vmware.com.

User name and password

Downloading vCloud Connector

One of the following:

VMware® vCenter Server™ administrator account

VMware vCloud Director® account with at least organization administrator status

User name, password, and URL or IP address

Installing vCloud Connector server

vCenter Server administrator account for each vSphere cloud

User name, password, and URL or IP address

Installing vCloud Connector node

vCloud Director account with at least organization administrator status for each vCloud Director cloud

User name, password, and URL or IP address

Installing vCloud Connector node

vCenter Server administrator account or any account that has Extension privileges for the vCenter Server in which you want to use the vCloud Connector user interface

User name, password, and FQDN or IP address

Registering the vCloud Connector user interface

You need the following proxy information.

Proxy Information

Information Needed

Condition

vCloud Connector server

host:port

You may also need a user name and password, if the proxy server requires authentication. See Network Tab (Server) for user name restrictions.

If the server needs a proxy to be able to access systems beyond the firewall in the location in which it is installed.

vCloud Connector node - per node

host:port

You may also need a user name and password, if the proxy server requires authentication. See Network Tab (Node) for user name restrictions.

If the node needs a proxy to be able to access systems beyond the firewall in the location in which it is installed.

Note

UDT-based data transfer in vCloud Connector is only compatible with SOCKS5-compliant proxy servers, as these proxy servers support the UDP protocol. You cannot use UDT-based data transfer with any other type of proxy server.

If you are using a static IP address (and not DHCP) for your vCloud Connector server or vCloud Connector node, you need the following information for each instance.

Network Information

Network Information

An available static IP address

The netmask for that address

The IP address of the gateway

The IP address of a primary and secondary DNS server

A host name (optional)

For information on network paths in data transfers, see Cross-Cloud Data Transfer and Network Connectivity.

To set up the vCloud Connector user interface in vSphere Client, you need the following information.

vCloud Connector user interface in vSphere

Information Needed

The IP address or fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the vCenter Server to which you will be connecting.

A user name and password for the vCenter Server. Use a vCenter server administrator role or any role that includes Extension privileges.

The IP address or fully qualified domain name of the deployed vCloud Connector server. This information is assigned when the vCloud Connector server is first deployed.