You can register your vCloud Director installation with the vCenter Server system that it uses.

After you register vCloud Director with the attached vCenter Server instance, it appears as an extension in the vSphere Client Solutions Manager tab. In addition, the vSphere Client sets the Managed By property for vCloud Director-managed virtual machines, which protects those virtual machines from being modified using the vSphere Client.

Important: This procedure applies only to attached vCenter Server instances that are associated with NSX Manager instances. To retrieve and manage vCenter Server instances that are not associated with NSX Manager instances, you must use the vCloud API.


  1. On the Manage & Monitor tab, in the left pane, click vCenters.
  2. Right-click the vCenter Server name and click Refresh.
  3. Click Yes.