Use the vchsPluginInstall script to install the vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in. The installation script downloads the plug-in from the download page on my.vmware.com and installs it. You may need to provide proxy server settings if you go through a proxy server to access the site. Alternatively, you can choose to download the plug-in and specify its location when you run the script.

Note

Use the option to download the plug-in yourself, instead of letting the script download it as the download URL cannot be determined.

Ensure the following.

You have access to the machine in which your vSphere Web Client and vCenter server instance are installed.

You have a vCenter server account with an administrator role or any role that includes Extension privileges.

You have permissions to execute script files that are needed to restart the vSphere Web Client server. These script files are in the server/bin directory of the vSphere Web Client root directory. For example, you would need permissions to the /usr/lib/vmware-vsphere-client/server/bin directory.

Java is specified in the PATH environment variable.

You have imported the SSL certificate of vCloud Hybrid Service into the trusted keystore of the vSphere Web Client. See Add Certificate to vSphere Web Client Trusted Keystore.

1

Go to the vCloud Hybrid Service vSphere Client Plug-in Download page.

2

Log in with your My VMware account.

3

Download the vchsplugin-installer-1.0.0_GA.zip file.

4

Log in to the machine in which your vSphere Web Client and vCenter server instance are installed and do the following.

a

Create a new directory, for example, /opt/vmware/scripts/vchspluginscript.

b

Copy and unzip the vchsplugin-installer-1.0.0_GA.zip file in the new directory.

c

Ensure that the directory that contains the script has execute permissions.

5

(Optional) If you want to download the plug-in instead of letting the installation script download it, do the following.

a

Go to the vCloud Hybrid Service vSphere Client Plug-in Download page.

b

Download the vchsplugin-1459641.zip file and copy it to a new directory, for example, /opt/vmware/vchsplugin.

6

Navigate to the bin directory that contains the installation script, for example, /opt/vmware/scripts/vchspluginscript/bin, and run the script.

On Linux, run sh vchsPluginInstall.sh.

On Windows, run vchsPluginInstall.bat.

7

Follow the script prompts.

a

Type yes to accept the EULA.

b

Type 1 to install the plug-in.

c

At the Enter the vCenter server URL prompt, type the vCenter server URL in the format https://vCenterIPaddressOrFQDN. For example, https://10.10.10.10.

d

Specify a user name and password for the vCenter server.

e

At the Enter the installation directory of the vSphere Web Client prompt, type the path to the vSphere Web Client installation directory.

On Linux, the path is typically /usr/lib/vmware-vsphere-client.

On Windows, the path is typically C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\vSphereWebClient.

f

At the Have you downloaded the plugin already? prompt, type yes or no.

If you specified no, provide the following information.

a

Type the path to a directory in which to download and unzip the plug-in. Ensure that the directory does not contain any other files or directories.

b

Type the URL from which to download the plug-in.

c

At the Is proxy required to download the plugin prompt, type yes if you need to go through a proxy server to access the URL, otherwise type no.

d

Specify the proxy server information, if required. If the proxy server requires authentication, specify the user name and password.

If you specified yes, type the full path to the plug-in zip file that you downloaded.

g

At the Have you imported the certificate prompt, type yes if you have imported the SSL certificate of vCloud Hybrid Service into the trusted keystore of the vSphere Web Client, otherwise type no.

Note

If you do not import the certificate now, you must do so before you use the plug-in, otherwise task information will not be available in the plug-in.

h

If you specified yes, type the alias name that you used to import the certificate.

i

Type yes to restart the vSphere Web Client.

The installation script restarts the vSphere Web Client server to add the vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in to the vSphere Web Client.

Accept EULA [Yes/No]: yes
Select Option [1 - Register Plugin, 2 - Unregister Plugin]: 1
Enter vCenter server URL [e.g. https://vCenter IP or FQDN]: https://10.10.10.10
Enter Username: admin
Enter Password: ******
Enter the installation directory of the vSphere Web Client [e.g. 
/usr/lib/vmware-vsphere-client]: /usr/lib/vmware-vsphere-client
Have you downloaded the plugin already? [Yes/No]: yes
Enter the fully qualified path to the plugin zip file: /opt/vmware/vchsplugin/vchsplugin-1459641.zip
Before you use the plugin, download the SSL certificate of the vCloud
Hybrid Service (https://vchs.vmware.com) and import it into the trusted
keystore of the vSphere Web Client.
Have you imported the certificate [yes/no]: yes
Enter alias under which certificate was imported: vchs
You need to restart the vSphere Web Client. Restart now? yes
Stopping vSphere Web Client....
vSphere Web Client stopped.
Starting vSphere Web Client....
Server restart initiated successfully. Please wait till it starts.

Wait until the server finishes restarting. Then log in to the vSphere Web Client to verify that the vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in icon (vchs icon) appears in the Home page.

If you have not imported the SSL certificate of the vCloud Hybrid Service into the trusted keystore of the vSphere Web Client, import it before using the plug-in. See Add Certificate to vSphere Web Client Trusted Keystore.

Next, register your vCloud Hybrid Service account with the plug-in.