After you install a vCloud Connector node on premise, you need to configure it. Some settings are required, while others depend upon your specific installation.

The following tasks are required.

After you install a node for a vSphere instance, you must register it with that instance.

If the node needs to go through a proxy server to access vCloud Air, specify proxy settings. In typical environments, this is required.

You will need the HTTP proxy server IP address, port, and a user name and password if the proxy server requires authentication.

The node is powered on and you have its IP address or FQDN.

Your proxy server name, port, and user name and password, if required.


Go to the vCloud Connector node Admin Web console at https://vCCNodeIPaddress:5480. If you get a certificate error, accept the certificate.


Use Internet Explorer or Chrome. Do not use Firefox as some tabs display blank pages on Firefox.


Log in with the user name admin and the default password vmware.


Register the node with the vSphere instance that it manages.


Click the Node tab, then the Cloud tab.


In the Cloud Type field, select vSphere.


In the Cloud URL field, specify the URL of the vSphere instance. You can specify either the IP address or the fully qualified domain name (FQDN). Use the following format:


For example:


For example:


Select Ignore SSL Certificate if the vSphere instance does not have a valid SSL certificate or if you do not want to use the certificate.


If the vSphere instance has a valid certificate and you deselect this option, you must import the root certificate of the Certificate Authority that issued the certificate into the trusted keystore of the vCloud Connector node. See Add CA Root Certificate to Trusted Keystore for information on importing the certificate.


Select Use Proxy if there is a proxy server between the vCloud Connector node and the vSphere instance (the managed cloud).


If you select this option, you must also specify proxy settings in the Network - Proxy tab.


Click Update Configuration.


Specify proxy settings if the node needs to go through a proxy server to reach vCloud Air.


Click the Network tab, then the Proxy tab.


Specify the HTTP proxy server IP address and port. If the proxy server requires authentication, also specify the user name and password.


The user name can only contain lower-case, alpha-numeric characters and cannot exceed 50 characters. Do not use email addresses or domain names (for example, or xyz\user) or names that contain a period as special characters are not supported for this field.


(Optional) If you want to use the UDT protocol instead of HTTP(s) for data transfer, do the following.


Click the Node tab, then the General tab.


Under UDT, click Enable UDT.


If you enable UDT, you must also ask VMware to enable UDT on the vCloud Air vCC node. UDT is used only if it is enabled on both source and destination nodes. Also request that encryption is enabled.

For more information about UDT, see Selecting Copy Options in Installing and Configuring vCloud Connector.


(Optional) Configure other node settings by clicking on the remaining tabs in the Admin Web console.

You can configure the following:

Time zone

Network settings

admin user password

Node log level

Maximum number of concurrent tasks allowed for the node

Data transfer protocol ( HTTP(S) is used by default)


For information about these settings, see Installing and Configuring vCloud Connector.