Installing vCloud Connector for VMware vCloud Air provides information about installing VMware vCloud Connector® to connect your on-premise environment with VMware vCloud® Air™. vCloud Connector enables you to view, manage, and transfer virtual machines, vApps, and templates across clouds.

This guide is intended to be a Quick Start Guide for installing vCloud Connector for use with vCloud Air. For information about configuring vCloud Connector and using its features, see the vCloud Connector Documentation Center.

This guide assumes a simple configuration that connects one or more on-premise vSphere instances with vCloud Air. You can also use vCloud Director-based clouds, both private and public, with vCloud Connector. For information on using vCloud Director, see Installing and Configuring vCloud Connector.

This information is intended for anyone who wants to install vCloud Connector for vCloud Air. The information is written for experienced Windows or Linux system administrators who are familiar with VMware vSphere® and vCloud Air.

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