To establish a connection between the vCenter Server and a storage provider, you must register the storage provider.

Verify that the storage provider component is installed on the storage side and obtain its credentials from your storage administrator.

1

Browse to the vCenter Server in the vSphere Web Client navigator.

2

Click the Manage tab, and click Storage Providers.

3

Click the Register a new storage provider icon.

4

Type connection information for the storage provider, including the name, URL, and credentials.

5

(Optional) To direct the vCenter Server to the storage provider certificate, select the Use Storage Provider Certificate option and specify the certificate's location.

If you do not select this option, a thumbprint of the certificate is displayed. You can check the thumbprint and approve it.

6

Click OK to complete the registration.

The vCenter Server has registered the storage provider and established a secure SSL connection with it.