The vCloud Connector user interface appears as a plug-in in vSphere Client. Note that it cannot be used with vSphere Web Client.

You can register the vCloud Connector user interface with only one vSphere Client at a time. To register with another vSphere Client, you must first unregister and then register with the new vSphere Client.

Also, a vSphere Client can have only one vCloud Connector instance as a plug-in. To replace it, select the Overwrite existing registration option while registering.

Note

If you are overwriting a registration, or have unregistered and are registering again, clear your Internet Explorer cache before you register. Ensure that the Preserve Favorites Website data option is deselected in the Delete Browsing History dialog box when you clear the cache.

Note

Because the vSphere Client interface uses the Internet Explorer rendering engine, it also uses the Internet Explorer security and privacy settings. Set your settings at Medium High or below. This setting allows cookies and Javascript, both of which are necessary for the plug-in to work.

The IP address or fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the vCenter Server that you want to use for the vCloud Connector user interface.

An administrator account, or any user role that includes Extension privileges, for the vCenter Server.

1

In the vCloud Connector server Admin Web Console at https://vCCserverIPaddress:5480, click the Server tab, then the vSphere Client tab.

2

The vCloud Connector server URL field is automatically filled.

3

Type the vCenter Server IP address or fully qualified domain name.

For example, 10.10.10.10.

Note

If your vCenter Server is running on a port other than the default, specify the port number with the IP address. For example, 10.10.10.10:54.

4

Type the user name and password for the vCenter Server.

5

If the vCenter Server has a vCloud Connector server already registered with it that you want to replace, select Overwrite existing registration.

6

If the vCloud Connector server needs to go through a proxy server to reach the vCenter Server, select Use Proxy.

Note

If you select Use Proxy, ensure that you also specify proxy settings in the Network tab. See Configure Proxy Server and Other Settings.

7

Click Register.

When the registration is completed, a confirmation message appears at the top of the page. To verify that the registration was successful, log in to the vSphere Client and check that the vCloud Connector icon appears under Solutions and Applications in the Home page.