If you want VMware Cloud Director to act as an HTTP proxy server for vCenter Server instances and their components, you can create a proxy. You can create proxies for dedicated vCenter Server instances and the vCenter Server instances that do not have a set purpose.
If you want to generate automatically a vCenter Server proxy with retrieved certificates and thumbprint, you can do so from the vCenter Server Instances grid or the vCenter Server details view. If the vCenter Server is with an external Platform Services Controller, this option also creates a proxy for the SSO endpoint.
This procedure describes how to create manually a proxy for a vCenter Server instance, or create a proxy for an ESXi host, external Platform Services Controller instance, or NSX Manager instance.
- From the top navigation bar, under Resources, click Infrastructure Resources.
- In the left panel, select vCenter Server Instances.
- Select a vCenter Server instance.
- On the page with detailed vCenter Server information, click the Proxies tab and click New.
- Enter a name for the proxy.
- Select the type of the proxy, depending on the component that you want VMware Cloud Director to be a proxy for.
You cannot edit this setting after the creation of the proxy.
You can create only one vCenter Server proxy. If there is an existing vCenter Server proxy and you want to create a new proxy, the Type drop-down menu does not include a vCenter Server option.
- Enter a name, target host, and the UI URL of the new proxy.
The target host is the host name or IP address of the component that you want VMware Cloud Director to be a proxy for. The UI URL of the new proxy is the URL to which the VMware Cloud Director UI directs to when the tenant opens the proxy.
- If you want the proxy to be visible to the tenants, toggle on the Tenant visible option.
- (Optional) Click Select a parent proxy and select a proxy from the list.
- Click Save.