Attach a vCenter Server to make its resources available for use with vCloud Director. After you attach a vCenter Server, you can assign its resource pools, datastores, and networks to a provider virtual datacenter.

An instance of vShield is installed and configured for vCloud Director. For more information, see the VMware vCloud Director Installation and Configuration Guide.


Open the Attach New vCenter wizard to start the process of attaching a vCenter Server to vCloud Director.


To attach a vCenter Server to vCloud Director, you must provide connection information and a display name for the vCenter Server.


vCloud Director requires vShield to provide network services. Each vCenter Server you attach to vCloud Director requires its own instance of vShield.


Before you attach the new vCenter Server, review the settings you entered.