Before you can create an on-premises extensibility action integration for Cloud Assembly, you must deploy a cloud extensibility proxy on your vCenter Server.

The cloud extensibility proxy is a virtual appliance (VA) used in the configuration of the on-premises extensibility action integration in Cloud Assembly.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. Select Infrastructure > Connections > Integrations > Add Integration.
  2. Select Extensibility Actions On Prem.
  3. Select New Cloud Extensibility Proxy.
  4. Download the cloud extensibility proxy OVA or copy the provided link.
  5. Navigate to your vSphere Web Client data center, click the name of your vCenter Server cluster, and select Deploy OVF Template.
  6. Enter the deployment information as prompted.
  7. Configure the network settings of the cloud extensibility proxy.
    1. For both DHCP and Static network configurations, you must add a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) that can be resolved in reverse and forward DNS lookups.
      Note: If the host name displayed in the shell of the deployed cloud extensibility proxy is photon-machine, the preceding network configuration requirements are not met.
    2. (Optional) If you are using a network proxy, enter the IP address/hostname and port.
      The cloud extensibility proxy does not support user name and password authorization for network proxies. Leave the password text box and user name text box blank.
    3. Enter a display name for the remote data collector (RDC).
    4. Return to the Install Cloud Extensibility Proxy page in Cloud Assembly and copy the key provided in step 3.
    5. Paste the key in the VMware Cloud Services One Time Key (OTK) text box.
    6. Click Next.
  8. Review the deployment information and click Finish.
  9. Power on the cloud extensibility proxy.
  10. In Cloud Assembly, wait for a connection to be made with the deployed cloud extensibility proxy.
    Important: The deployment of the cloud extensibility proxy can fail, because of an error in obtaining a valid IP address for the OpenFaaS gateway service. See Troubleshooting the OpenFaaS service of the cloud extensibility proxy.

Results

You can now use the deployed cloud extensibility proxy in configuring your on-premises extensibility action integration.