You need vSphere Web Client 5.5 Update 1 or Update 2, and a Web browser, to use the vCloud Air vSphere Client Plug-in. Any system requirements for the vSphere Web Client also apply to the plug-in.

System Requirements

Requirement

Supported Version

vSphere Web Client

5.5 Update 1 or Update 2

You install the latest version of the vCloud Air plug-in using the installer available in the vSphere Web Client Home page.

A Web browser

The plug-in has the same browser requirements as the vSphere Web Client. See vSphere Web Client Software Requirements for information.

Other requirements for the vSphere Web Client

See vSphere Web Client Software Requirements for information.

The plug-in supports the following vCloud Air services.

Dedicated Cloud

Virtual Private Cloud

Disaster Recovery

You need the following accounts.

A vCloud Air account with an Account Administrator user role

Account administrators have the privileges to perform all tasks in the plug-in.

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

A vCenter Server account

To install or upgrade the plug-in, you need vCenter Server Single Sign-on administrator privileges.

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

Set up your environment to meet these connectivity requirements.

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 Air account with it, and for using the plug-in.

Firewall settings

The vCloud Air plug-in connects to the vCloud Air portal and to the underlying vCloud Director API endpoint of your cloud instance. Configure your firewall settings to allow the following:

https://vchs.vmware.com

The vCloud Director API URL

To get this URL, log into the vCloud Air portal, click your virtual data center in the Dashboard, and click the vCloud Director API URL link under Related Links.

Port 443 is used for both connections.

Proxy settings

Both the vCloud Air plug-in and the vCloud Air plug-in installer in vSphere Web Client 5.5 Update 1 and Update 2 use the proxy settings specified in the vSphere Web Client webclient.properties file. See Specify Proxy Settings for information.