To connect your vCloud Air cloud instance to vCloud Connector, you use the vCloud Air vCC node installed by VMware. You register the node with your on-premise vCloud Connector server, using your vCloud Air cloud credentials and the node URL sent to you by VMware.

Note that a Dedicated Cloud instance does not appear in vCloud Connector as a single cloud. Each virtual data center appears as a separate cloud.

For Dedicated Cloud instances, you need to register each virtual data center that you want to add to vCloud Connector with the vCloud Connector server individually. You do this by registering the vCloud Air vCC node with your vCloud Connector server multiple times, once for each virtual data center.

The URL of the vCloud Air vCC node associated with your vCloud Air cloud instance. VMware provides this URL.

Your vCloud Air Account Administrator credentials.

Your proxy server IP, port, and credentials, if required.

1

Go to the vCloud Connector server Admin Web console at https://vCCServerIPaddress:5480. If you receive a certificate error, accept the certificate.

2

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

3

Click the Nodes tab, then click Register Node.

4

Specify the node information.

Node Details

Description

Name

The name by which you want the vCloud Air virtual data center to appear in the vCloud Connector user interface.

URL

The URL of the vCloud Air vCC node, obtained from VMware. The URL will have either the IP address of the node or its fully qualified domain name (FQDN). You must specify port 8443 as part of the URL.

https://vCCNodeIPaddress:8443

For example: https://10.10.100.10:8443

https://vCCNodeFQDN:8443

For example: https://node1.company.com:8443

Public

Select this option.

Use Proxy

Select this option if your vCloud Connector server needs to go through a proxy server to reach vCloud Air.

Note

If you are using a proxy server, ensure that you also specify proxy settings in the Network - Proxy tab.

Ignore SSL Certificate

vCloud Connector nodes in vCloud Air have SSL enabled and certificates from DigiCert installed. If you want to use the certificate, you must add a DigiCert High Assurance CA-3 intermediate certificate to your vCloud Connector server trusted keystore. Obtain the certificate, then see Add CA Root Certificate to Trusted Keystore for information on uploading it.

If you have added the intermediate certificate to your vCloud Connector server trusted keystore, you can deselect this option. If you have not added the certificate, you must select this option.

5

Specify the cloud information.

Cloud Credentials

Description

Cloud Type

Select vCloud Director.

VCD Org Name

Specify the name of your vCloud Air virtual data center. (This is also the Organization name in the underlying vCloud Director instance.) You must use a valid name. vCloud Connector validates the name that you provide.

Username

Your vCloud Air virtual data center user name.

Password

Your vCloud Air virtual data center password.

6

Click Register.

The Register Node with Server window closes and the node appears in the Manage Nodes list.

7

Repeat steps 3 to 6 for each virtual data center that you want to add to vCloud Connector.