In a dedicated appliance deployment, administrative sessions from public IPs are restricted to all VMware Cloud Director Availability services. If you need external administrative access, you can allow administrative sessions from public IP addresses.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. Log in to the management interface of the Cloud Replication Management Appliance.
    1. In a Web browser, go to https://Appliance-IP-Address/ui/admin.
    2. Select Appliance login or SSO login and enter the root or the single sign-on user credentials.
    3. Click Login.
  2. In the left pane under Configuration, click Settings.
  3. Under Security settings, next to Restrict Admin APIs by source IP, click Edit.
  4. In the Restrict Admin APIs by source IP window, select Allow admin access from anywhere and click Apply.
    Under Security settings, next to Restrict Admin APIs by source IP, you see Allow admin access from anywhere listed.

Results

The external administrative sessions to all VMware Cloud Director Availability services are enabled.

What to do next

Revert the restriction after completing the external administrative operation. For more information, see Restrict Public Administrative Access to VMware Cloud Director Availability.