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VMware vCloud Connector 1.0 Release Notes

VMware vCloud Connector 1.0 | 25 FEB 2011| Build 364853

Last updated: 25 FEB 2011

What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

Feature Highlights

VMware vCloud Connector (vCC) allows the vSphere Administrators to use their familiar vSphere Client as a singlepane-of-glass view across hybrid clouds and perform the following operations:

  • See a list of virtual machines, vApps, or VM templates on vSphere and vCloud Director-based private and public clouds.
  • Copy virtual machines, vApps, or VM templates between vSphere and vCloud Director-based private and public clouds.
  • Perform basic operations (for example, power on/off, suspend, reset, delete) on virtual machines and
    vApps in vSphere and vCloud Director-based private and public clouds.
  • Deploy vApp templates as vApps (fenced mode) in vCloud Director-based private and public clouds.
  • Access vCloud vApp consoles on specific update releases of vSphere Client 4.0 and 4.1.
  • Launch the vCloud Director Web UI

System Requirements and Compatibility

vCloud Connector requires vSphere for deployment and vSphere Client for UI access. It supports vSphere and vCloud Director-based private or public clouds.

vCloud Connector 1.0 requires:

  • vSphere 4.0 or 4.1 for deploying the vCloud Connector virtual appliance
  • vSphere Client 4.0 or 4.1 for accessing the vCloud Connector UI

Special note: The console access feature for vCloud-hosted vApps will be supported on vSphere Client 4.0 U3 and later versions and vSphere Client 4.1 U2 and later versions. 4.0 U3 is due to GA in mid 2011 and 4.1 U2 is due to GA later in 2011.

vCloud Connector 1.0 supports the following clouds:

  • vSphere 4.0 and 4.1
  • vCloud Director 1.0 and 1.0.1 based private clouds
  • vCloud Director 1.0 and 1.0.1 based public clouds (vCloud Datacenter service)

For more information about requirements and deploying vCC, see the VMware vCloud Connector User's Guide.

Other Documentation

For more information on clouds, vApps, and catalogs, see the following:

Known Issues

The following known issues have been discovered through rigorous testing and will help you understand some behavior you might encounter in this release. You can find more information about these issues in the VMware Knowledge Base.