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.

These components interact with other on-premise vSphere components, My VMware, and vCloud Hybrid Service as shown below. Networking must be set up in a way that the vCenter Server can connect to the Internet. This is required for the installer to connect to My VMware services for installation and upgrade, and for the vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in to connect to vCloud Hybrid Service.

Plug-in Components

The following credentials are required for authentication between components.

Authentication Between Components

Components

Auhentication

Between the vCloud Hybrid Service installer and the SSO Lookup Service

SSO administrator credentials

Between the vCloud Hybrid Service installer and My VMware services

My VMware credentials

Between the vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in and vCloud Hybrid Service

vCloud Hybrid Service credentials

Note

This information applies to vCloud Hybrid Service Plug-in 1.0.1 and later, installed in vSphere Web Client 5.5 Update 1 and later.