To use vCloud Connector to manage a cloud, you must first add the cloud to the vCloud Connector user interface.

To add a vCloud Air Dedicated Cloud instance, you must add each virtual data center in the cloud to the vCloud Connector user interface individually. A Dedicated Cloud instance does not appear in vCloud Connector as a single cloud. Each virtual data center in the cloud instance appears as a separate cloud.

When you add a cloud, you enter a user name and password for the cloud. The privileges or rights that are associated with the type of account you use to add the cloud determine the operations you can perform with vCloud Connector. For example, if you add a vCloud Director cloud with a vApp User role, you will not be able to copy from that cloud because you don't have the required rights to download a vApp template.

For access to complete functionality, use an organization administrator or system administrator role, or a modified role that has equivalent rights, for a vCloud Director cloud. Similarly, for a vSphere cloud, use an administrator account or an equivalent role.

A vCloud Connector node is installed in the cloud you want to add and the node is registered with the vCloud Connector server.

1

Log in to the vSphere Client.

2

In the Home page, click the vCloud Connector icon under Solutions and Applications.

3

In the Browser panel on the left, click Clouds.

4

In the Clouds panel, click the Add icon.

5

Select the cloud to add from the Name drop-down menu.

Only clouds whose nodes are registered with the vCloud Connector server appear in the list.

Note

A vCloud Air Dedicated Cloud instance appears as multiple clouds in the list. Each virtual data center in the cloud appears as a separate cloud. To manage the complete cloud, add all the virtual data centers to the vCloud Connector user interface.

6

Type the user name and password for an administrator account for the cloud.

7

Click Add.

The cloud appears in the Clouds tree in the Browser panel. Click on the cloud to view its inventory of templates, vApps, and virtual machines.