Use the vCloud Hybrid Service Plug-in Installer to install the vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in in vSphere Web Client 5.5 U1 or later.

If there are any errors during installation, error messages appear in a yellow message bar at the top of the Getting Started page. You can also check the log files for information. See Viewing Log Files for information.

Note

If you installed vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in 1.0.0 in vSphere Web Client 5.5 and then upgraded vSphere Web Client 5.5 to 5.5 U1, the plug-in will continue to appear after the upgrade. However, version 1.0.0 of the plug-in is incompatible with vSphere Web Client 5.5 U1 and later. In this case, you must first uninstall the 1.0.0 version of the plug-in from vSphere Web Client using the script provided with the1.0.0 version, and then install the current version of the plug-in using the vCloud Hybrid Service Plug-in Installer that is available in vSphere Web Client 5.5 U1 and later. See Uninstalling vCloud Hybrid Service Plug-in 1.0.0 for more information.

A My VMware account.

The installer uses your credentials to log in to My VMware and download the plug-in.

A vCenter Server account with Single Sign-on administrator privileges, such as administrator@vsphere.local.

Note

If you use Active Directory to manage users, ensure that you do the following for the user account that you will use to install or upgrade the plug-in.

a

Add the Active Directory user as a member of an Active Directory group.

b

Add that Active Directory group as a member of the Administrators@vsphere.local group.

This is required to obtain the correct privileges for installing or upgrading the plug-in.

Internet connectivity from the vCenter Server.

Networking must be set up for the vCenter Server in such a way that it can connect to the Internet. The vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in installer needs to connect to the My VMware REST API endpoints to download the plug-in. See "Installation failed" Error for troubleshooting information.

If you need to go through a proxy server to reach My VMware, you need to set proxy settings for the vSphere Web Client. See Specify Proxy Settings for Downloading the vCloud Hybrid Service Plug-in.

1

Log in to vSphere Web Client 5.5 U1 with vCenter Server Single Sign-on administrator privileges, for example, as administrator@vsphere.local.

2

In the Home page, under Inventories, click the vCloud Hybrid Service Installer icon (vCloud Hybrid Service Installer).

The vCloud Hybrid Service Getting Started page appears.

Note

If version 1.0.0 of the plug-in was previously installed, an error message appears in the yellow message bar at the top of the page. You must uninstall the 1.0.0 version before you can proceed. See Uninstalling vCloud Hybrid Service Plug-in 1.0.0.

3

In the vCloud Hybrid Service Getting Started page, click the Install vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in link under Basic Tasks.

4

In the Install vCloud Hybrid Service Plug-in dialog box, do the following.

a

Type your user name and password for My VMware.

b

Check the box to accept the vCloud Hybrid Service Plug-in Terms and Conditions.

c

Click Install.

When the download is complete, the following message appears in the message bar at the top of the Getting Started page: Log out and log back in to complete the installation.

Note

If you get an Installation failed. Try installing again. error, verify that the vCenter Server can connect to the Internet. See "Installation failed" Error for troubleshooting information.

5

Log out of the vSphere Web Client and log in again. You can now log in with any user role.

The vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in icon (vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in) appears in the Home page, under Inventories.

6

Click the vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in icon (vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in) to use the plug-in.

Download the SSL certificate of the vCloud Hybrid Service portal and add it to the trusted keystore of the vSphere Web Client. Then register your vCloud Hybrid Service account with the vSphere Web Client.