You use the vCloud Hybrid Service Plug-in Installer to install the vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in in vSphere Web Client 5.5 Update 1 or later. The installer (installer) is available by default in the vSphere Web Client Home page, under Inventories.

The installer connects to My VMware using the credentials that you provide, downloads the vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in, and installs it in vSphere Web Client. The installer always installs the latest version of the plug-in.

Once you install the plug-in, the plug-in icon (vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in) appears in the Home page of the vSphere Web Client.

The vCloud Hybrid Service installer also enables you to upgrade the vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in. Information about the current version installed and any updates available is displayed in the Getting Started page of the plug-in. You can click the Install latest update link to update the plug-in to the latest version.

To install or upgrade the plug-in, you must use an account with vCenter Server Single Sign-on administrator privileges, such as administrator@vsphere.local. Having vCenter Server Single Sign-on administrator privileges is different from having an administrator role for a vCenter Server. See the VMware vSphere 5.5 Documentation Center for more information.

To install. upgrade, or use the plug-in, you must also ensure that the vCenter Server can connect to the Internet.

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 Update 1, 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 Update 1 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 Update 1 and later. See Uninstalling vCloud Hybrid Service Plug-in 1.0.0 for more information.

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Beginning with the 1.0.1 release, the vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in has two components, the vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in installer and the vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in. The installer appears in the vSphere Web Client by default and enables you to install, and upgrade, the vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in. The installer downloads the vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in from My VMware and installs it in the vSphere Web Client.

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The vCloud Hybrid Service Plug-in Installer downloads the vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in from My VMware at https://my.vmware.com. If the vSphere Web Client needs to go through a proxy server to access the site, you must specify proxy settings in the webclient.properties file of the vSphere Web Client before you use the installer.

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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.

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As part of the installation process, you must add the SSL certificate of the vCloud Hybrid Service site, https://vchs.vmware.com, to the trusted keystore of the vSphere Web Client. The certificate is required for the plug-in to connect to the notification service, which provides task information to the plug-in.

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After you install the vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in, register your vCloud Hybrid Service account with the plug-in to manage your vCloud Hybrid Service cloud resources in the vSphere Web Client.