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In part one we detailed the three components of the vCloud Connector – equipped with this knowledge let’s get started.

Download and Install the vCloud Connector Server

If you are running VMware vSphere it’s fair to assume you have a functioning VMware vCenter Server.

  • Download the VMware vCloud Connector Node and unzip the contents of the file
  • Login to the vSphere Client with sufficient rights
  • From the File Menu, Select “Deploy OVF Template”
  • Click Browse, Navigate to the previously extracted zip file and run through the install wizard as shown below;

Once the appliance has been deployed power it up, when the appliance boots it looks like this from the console

Those eagle eyed will notice the typo highlighted in red, once it’s up and running point your browser at the appliance and login using admin / vmware credentials

NB?—?don’t use Firefox for managing these appliances, it won’t authenticate or give any error messages

Upon login, navigate to Server / vSphere Client tab as shown below;

Input the IP address or Fully Qualified Domain Name of your VMware vSphere Server and credentials with admin access to your vCenter, Click the Register Button.

Successful registration of the UI should output a Registration Completed message in green as shown above.

Following registration of the vCloud Connection Server with your Virtual Centre Server, Login and confirm the plugin is registered and enabled through the VI Client as shown below;

Having confirmed the plugin is enabled you should now be able to see it in the interface as shown below;

In part 3 we focus on the vCloud Connector Node.

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