You can attach a vCenter Server instance so that its resources become available for use in vCloud Director. You can attach a vCenter Server instance together with its associated NSX Manager instance. For dedicated vCenter Server instances or for those associated with an NSX-T Manager instance, you can attach a vCenter Server instance alone.

vCloud Director can use a vCenter Server instance either with its associated NSX Manager instance or with an NSX-T Manager instance.

If you want vCloud Director to use this vCenter Server instance with its associated NSX Manager instance, you must attach the vCenter Server and NSX Manager instances together.

If you want vCloud Director to use this vCenter Server instance with an NSX-T Manager instance, you must attach the vCenter Server instance alone. After you attach the vCenter Server instance alone, you must Register an NSX-T Manager Instance.

Note: After you attach a vCenter Server instance alone, you cannot add its associated NSX Manager instance at a later stage. You can unregister and attach again the vCenter Server instance together with its associated NSX Manager instance.

You can attach a vCenter Server instance to any site from your vCloud Director environment.

Prerequisites

  • If you configured vCloud Director to verify vCenter and vSphere SSO certificates, verify that you uploaded the vCenter Server certificates to vCloud Director. For information about the general system settings, see Modify General System Settings.
  • If you configured vCloud Director to verify NSX Manager certificates, verify that you uploaded the NSX Manager certificates to vCloud Director. For information about the general system settings, see Modify General System Settings.