You need vSphere Web Client 5.5 or later and a Web browser to use the vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in. Any system requirements for the vSphere Web Client also apply to the plug-in.

Requirements for the Plug-in

Requirement

Notes

vSphere Web Client 5.5 or later

5.5

In vSphere Web Client 5.5, you can only install vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in 1.0.0, which is available for download on My VMware.

5.5 Update 1 and later

In vSphere Web Client 5.5 Update 1 and later, you can install vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in 1.0.1 or later versions, using the installer available in the vSphere Web Client.

A Web browser

The plug-in has the same browser requirements as the vSphere Web Client, except for the differences listed below. See vSphere Web Client Software Requirements for information.

Note

Internet Explorer 8 is not supported.

Any other requirements for vSphere Web Client

See vSphere Web Client Software Requirements for information.

Internet connectivity for the vCenter Server

Networking must be set up for the vCenter Server underlying the vSphere Web Client in such a way that it can connect to the Internet. This is required for installing or upgrading the plug-in, for registering your vCloud Hybrid Service account with it, and for using the plug-in.

Accounts:

A vCloud Hybrid Service account with an administrator user role

You have the same privileges in the plug-in that you have in the vCloud Hybrid Service portal. Privileges are associated with your user name. Different levels of privileges are needed for different tasks.

As the plug-in is intended for administrators, you must have one of the administrator user roles: Account Administrator, Virtual Infrastructure Administrator, Network Administrator, Read-Only Administrator, or Subscription Administrator. You cannot use the plug-in with an End User role.

See the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service User Guide for more information about user roles and privileges in vCloud Hybrid Service.

A vCenter server account

To install the plug-in in vSphere Web Client 5.5, you need an administrator role or any user role that includes Extension privileges.

To install or upgrade the plug-in in vSphere Web Client 5.5 Update 1 or later, you need vCenter server Single Sign-on administrator privileges.

To use the plug-in, you can have any user role.