Download and install vCenter Cloud Gateway to access solutions available from VMware Cloud.


  1. Log in to and download the ISO image for vCenter Cloud Gateway.
  2. In the installer ISO image, browse to the ui-installer/operating_system folder, and run the installer.
    • For Windows OS, go the win32 subdirectory and run the installer.exe file.

    • For Linux OS, go to the lib64 subdirectory, and run the installer file.

    • For Mac OS, go to the mac subdirectory and run the file.

  3. Click Deploy vCenter Cloud Gateway.
  4. Accept the End User License agreement and click Next.
  5. Specify the deployment parameters according to the VMware Cloud platform and click Next.



    You can connect to a vCenter Server instance and browse the inventory to select the cluster on which to install vCenter Cloud Gateway.

    1. Enter the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or IP address of the vCenter Server instance.

    2. Enter the HTTPS port of the vCenter Server instance.

    3. Enter the user name and password of user with vCenter Single Sign-On administrative privileges on the vCenter Server instance, for example, the administrator@your_domain_name user.

    4. Click Next.

    5. Verify that the certificate warning displays the SHA1 thumbprint of the SSL certificate that is installed on the target vCenter Server instance, and click Yes to accept the certificate thumbprint.

    6. Select the default VM Folder in the data center where the cluster resides and click Next.
    7. Select the cluster where the vCenter Server you plan to subscribe to vSphere+ is deployed, and click Next.
  6. Set up the target VM and click Next.



    VM name

    Enter a name for the vCenter Cloud Gateway VM. The VM name must not contain a percent sign (%), backslash (\), or forward slash (/) and must not be more than 80 characters in length.

    Set root password

    Set a root password for the vCenter Cloud Gateway VM.

    The password must contain only lower ASCII characters without spaces, at least eight characters, a number, uppercase and lowercase letters, and a special character. A few examples of special character are, an exclamation mark (!), hash key (#), at sign (@), or brackets ().

    Confirm root password

    Confirm the password you set above.

  7. Select the datastore location for vCenter Cloud Gateway and click Next.
    1. Select the datastore where you want to place the vCenter Cloud Gateway VM.
    2. Select Enable Thin Disk Mode to conserve disk space by installing vCenter Cloud Gateway using a thin disk.
  8. Configure the network settings for vCenter Cloud Gateway and click Next.




    Select the network.

    The networks displayed in the drop-down menu depend on the network settings of the target server. If you are installing vCenter Cloud Gateway directly on an ESXi host, non-ephemeral distributed virtual port groups are not supported and are not displayed in the drop-down menu.

    IP version

    Select IPv4. vCenter Cloud Gateway does not support IPv6.

    IP assignment

    Select how to allocate the IP address.

    • static

      The wizard prompts you to enter the IP address and network settings.

      Note: Avoid using an IP address as a system name. If you use an IP address as a system name, you cannot change the IP address and update the DNS settings after the installation.
    • DHCP

      A DHCP server is used to allocate the IP address. Select this option only if a DHCP server is available in your environment.


    Enter an FQDN for vCenter Cloud Gateway.

    IP address

    If you selected a static IP address, enter the IP address for vCenter Cloud Gateway. If you enter an IP address that already exists, the installer warns you that this will cause an error in the installation unless you isolate the network where vCenter Cloud Gateway is on. For example, you can install vCenter Cloud Gateway on a different port group from the existing IP address.

    Subnet mask or prefix length

    Enter the subnet mask or prefix length for the IP address.

    Default Gateway

    Enter the default gateway that vCenter Cloud Gateway should use.

    DNS Servers

    Enter the addresses of the DNS servers used by vCenter Cloud Gateway.

  9. Configure vCenter Cloud Gateway settings and click Next.
    • Select Synchronize Time with NTP servers and enter the address of one or more NTP servers in the text box to use NTP servers for time synchronization.
      Note: Ensure that you enter the correct address for the NTP servers. Otherwise, the installation may not complete successfully.
    • Select Synchronize Time with ESXi host to synchronize time with the host where you are installing vCenter Cloud Gateway.
  10. Click Finish to install vCenter Cloud Gateway.


vCenter Cloud Gateway is installed in your on-premises environment.

What to do next

Complete the steps given in the Connect Your vCenter Server to vCenter Cloud Gateway section.