The vCloud Air plug-in has two components, the vCloud Air plug-in installer and the vCloud Air plug-in. The installer appears in the vSphere Web Client by default and enables you to install, and upgrade, the vCloud Air plug-in. The installer downloads the vCloud Air 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 Air 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 Air plug-in to connect to vCloud Air.

Plug-in Components

The following credentials are required for authentication between components.

Authentication Between Components

Components

Auhentication

Between the vCloud Air installer and the SSO Lookup Service

SSO administrator credentials

Between the vCloud Air installer and My VMware services

My VMware credentials

Between the vCloud Air plug-in and vCloud Air

vCloud Air credentials

See also Connectivity Requirements..