vCloud Components: vCloud Connector
vCloud Connector appliance:
The vCloud Connector appliance is a Tomcat server and embedded.
Postgres database to bridge vCloud Director and vSphere environments.
vCloud Connector uses temporary storage to facilitate file transfer.
vCloud Connector plug-in for vSphere Client:
Unified view across vSphere and private and public clouds Visualize workloads and templates
Migrate workloads and templates:
– vSphere to and from vCloud Director
– vSphere to and from vSphere
– vCloud Director to and from vCloud Director
Perform basic power and deployment operations on workloads and templates
Access VMware Remote Console
vCloud Connector is an optional component that can facilitate transfer of a powered-off vApp in OVF format from a local cloud or vSphere environment to a remote cloud or vSphere environment.
As more clouds are created, several clouds from different sites in a private enterprise can form a larger cloud. Or a private cloud and a public cloud can form a hybrid cloud. Cloud consumers need a way to migrate workloads in a federated cloud.
vCloud Connector solves this problem by enabling you to perform migrations from all of your public clouds and private clouds and to obtain a consistent view of them from a single interface. vCloud Connector must be installed by cloud administrators, but it can be used by other administrators and end users to view and manage workloads.
After vCloud Connector has been deployed to a vSphere host and registered with a vCenter Server system, end users can access vCloud Connector under Solutions and Applications in the vSphere Web Client from which the OVF file was deployed.
Even in environments not running vCloud Director, vCloud Connector can still be used to copy and move vApps.