You can use vCloud Connector, an application that connects vSphere or vCloud Director based private or public clouds, to copy virtual machines, vApps, and templates from your vSphere or vCloud Director instances to the vCloud Hybrid Service.

Installing vCloud Connector requires multiple steps. High-level tasks are listed here. For complete installation instructions, see the VMware vCloud Connector Documentation Center.

Obtain the URL of the vCloud Connector multi-tenant node associated with your cloud instance in vCloud Hybrid Service. The multi-tenant node is installed by VMware.

1

Install vCloud Connector on premise.

a

Install a vCloud Connector server in your on-premise vSphere or vCloud Director instance.

b

Install a vCloud Connector node in every vSphere or vCloud Director instance from which you want to copy data.

c

Register the nodes with the vCloud Connector server.

d

Register the vCloud Connector user interface with a vSphere Client.

2

Register the vCloud Connector multi-tenant node on vCloud Hybrid Service with your vCloud Connector server.

For Dedicated Cloud instances, register the multi-tenant node multiple times, once for each virtual data center in the Dedicated Cloud instance. Each virtual data center appears as a separate cloud in vCloud Connector.

For Virtual Private Cloud instances, you only need to register the multi-tenant node once.

3

Start vCloud Connector in vSphere Client and add clouds to it.

All vSphere and vCloud Director instances to which you added nodes and that you registered with the vCloud Connector server appear in the list of clouds. The vCloud Hybrid Service virtual data centers also appear in the list of clouds.

Add all vSphere and vCloud Director instances from which you want to copy data.

Add the vCloud Hybrid Service virtual data centers to which you want to copy data.

4

Copy data from your vSphere or vCloud Director instances to your vCloud Hybrid Service virtual data center.