In vSphere Web Client 5.5 Update 1 or Update 2, whenever an update is available for the vCloud Air plug-in, it is displayed in the plug-in's Getting Started page, under Basic Tasks. You can see the version that is currently installed, whether it is up-to-date, and whether an update is available for you to download. You always upgrade to the latest version of the plug-in.

See About Upgrading the vCloud Air Plug-in for more information.

A My VMware account.

The installer requires your credentials to log in to My VMware and download the latest update of the plug-in.

A vCenter Server account with Single Sign-on administrator privileges, such as administrator@vsphere.local.

Note

If you use Active Directory to manage users, ensure that you do the following for the user account that you will use to install or upgrade the plug-in.

a

Add the Active Directory user as a member of an Active Directory group.

b

Add that Active Directory group as a member of the Administrators@vsphere.local group.

This is required to obtain the correct privileges for installing or upgrading the plug-in.

Internet connectivity from the vCenter Server.

Networking must be set up for the vCenter Server in such a way that it can connect to the Internet. The vCloud Air plug-in installer needs to connect to the My VMware REST API endpoints to download the plug-in. See "Installation failed" Error for troubleshooting information. Also see Connectivity Requirements.

If you need to go through a proxy server to reach My VMware, set proxy settings for the vSphere Web Client. See Specify Proxy Settings.

1

Log in to vSphere Web Client with vCenter Server Single Sign-on administrator privileges, for example, as administrator@vsphere.local.

2

In the Home page, click the Hybrid Cloud icon (Hybrid Cloud) under Inventories.

In vSphere Web Client 5.5 Update 1, the icon is named vCloud Hybrid Service.

3

In the Getting Started page, under Basic Tasks, click Install latest update.

4

In the dialog box, do the following.

a

Type your user name and password for My VMware.

b

Check the box to accept the Terms and Conditions.

c

Click Install.

When the download is complete, the following message appears in the message bar at the top of the page: Log out and log back in to complete the installation.

Note

If you get an Installation failed. Try installing again. error, verify that the vCenter Server can connect to the Internet. See "Installation failed" Error for troubleshooting information.

5

Log out of the vSphere Web Client and log in again. You can now log in with any user role.

6

If you did not add the SSL certificate of the vCloud Air portal to the trusted keystore of the vSphere Web Client when you installed the earlier version of the plug-in, add it now. See Add Certificate to vSphere Web Client Trusted Keystore for information.

The certificate is required. If you do not add it, you will be unable to register your vCloud Air account with the plug-in.

7

In the Home page, under Inventories, click the Hybrid Cloud icon (Hybrid Cloud) or the vCloud Hybrid Service icon (vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in), depending on your vSphere Web Client version.

8

Click the Summary tab and register your vCloud Air account with the updated plug-in.