You use the vCloud Air installer to install the vCloud Air plug-in in vSphere Web Client 5.5 Update 1 or Update 2. The installer is available by default in the vSphere Web Client Home page, under Inventories.

You use the vCloud Air installer available in the vSphere Web Client Home page, under Inventories, to install the plug-in.

vSphere Web Client Home page

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

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, replacing the installer icon. You can click the icon to access the plug-in and register your vCloud Air account with it.

The vCloud Air installer also enables you to upgrade the vCloud Air 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. See Connectivity Requirements for more information.

Note

If you installed version 1.0.0 of the plug-in in vSphere Web Client 5.5 and then upgraded vSphere Web Client 5.5 to 5.5 Update 1 or Update 2, the plug-in continues to appear after the upgrade. You will see two icons in the Home page, and two entries in the navigation pane, one for the old plug-in and the other for the new installer that appears by default in the update releases.

Version 1.0.0 of the plug-in is incompatible with vSphere Web Client 5.5 Update 1 and later. You must first uninstall the 1.0.0 version from vSphere Web Client using the script provided with the 1.0.0 version, and then install the current version of the plug-in using the installer available in the Home page. See Uninstalling vCloud Air Plug-in 1.0.0 for more information.

The vCloud Air installer is available in the vSphere Web Client Home page, under Inventories. You can also click vCloud Air Services in the navigation pane to access the installer.

vSphere Web Client Home page

To install the vCloud Air plug-in, you click the vCloud Air icon (vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in), then click the Install the vCloud Air plug-in link in the Getting Started page.

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

Once you install the plug-in, the Hybrid Cloud icon (vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in) in the Home page of the vSphere Web Client lets you access the plug-in and register your vCloud Air account with it.

The vCloud Air installer also enables you to upgrade the 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. See Connectivity Requirements for more information.

Note

If you installed version 1.0.0 of the plug-in in vSphere Web Client 5.5 and then upgraded vSphere Web Client 5.5 to 5.5 Update 1 or Update 2, the plug-in continues to appear after the upgrade. You will see two icons in the Home page, and two entries in the navigation pane, one for the old plug-in and the other for the new installer that appears by default in the update releases.

Version 1.0.0 of the plug-in is incompatible with vSphere Web Client 5.5 Update 1 and later. You must first uninstall the 1.0.0 version from vSphere Web Client using the script provided with the 1.0.0 version, and then install the current version of the plug-in using the installer available in the Home page. See Uninstalling vCloud Air Plug-in 1.0.0 for more information.