To start using vSphere Advantage, you must enable communication between your on-premises vCenter Server instances and VMware Cloud by using vCenter Cloud Gateway. Therefore, you must connect vCenter Cloud Gateway to VMware Cloud and your on-premises vCenter Server instances to vCenter Cloud Gateway.

Connect vCenter Cloud Gateway to VMware Cloud

Connect vCenter Cloud Gateway to a VMware Cloud Organization to enable communication between vCenter Cloud Gateway and VMware Cloud.

Prerequisites

  • You must be the owner of the Organization that you register with vCenter Cloud Gateway.
  • Ensure that your web browser is not blocking popups.

Procedure

  1. In a web browser, go to https://gw-address:5480/gw-platform/ where gw-address is the IP address or FQDN of vCenter Cloud Gateway.
  2. On the VMware Cloud card, click Get Started.
  3. On the Connect vCenter Cloud Gateway card, click Connect and log in with your vCenter Cloud Gateway credentials.
  4. Click Launch VMware Cloud Services and log in with your VMware Cloud credentials.
  5. Select the Organization you want to connect and click Confirm Connection.
    Note: You cannot change the Organization after the registration is complete. Therefore, ensure that you select the correct Organization.
  6. Enter the code displayed in the vCenter Cloud Gateway interface and click Submit.

Connect Your vCenter Server to vCenter Cloud Gateway

Connect your vCenter Server to vCenter Cloud Gateway to monitor your vSphere infrastructure from vSphere Advantage.

When you connect your vCenter Server to vCenter Cloud Gateway, it establishes a connection between your vCenter Server and vSphere Advantage.
Note: vSphere Advantage adds a few roles prefixed with CloudServicesGateway in your vCenter Server. These roles enable vSphere Advantage to manage your vCenter Server. Do not modify or delete these roles.

Procedure

  1. In a web browser, go to https://gw-address:5480/gw-platform/ where gw-address is the IP address or FQDN of vCenter Cloud Gateway.
  2. On the VMware Cloud card, click Launch.
  3. On the Connect vCenter Servers card, click Connect.
    vCenter Cloud Gateway uses the credentials only for authentication purposes and does not store the information.
  4. Click Add vCenter Servers and enter your vCenter Server details.
  5. (Optional) If you want to add multiple vCenter Servers, click Add vCenter Servers again and enter your vCenter Server details.
    Note: You can connect up to 4 vCenter Server instances on each vCenter Cloud Gateway instance.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Select the check box to accept your vCenter Server sending data to VMware Cloud.
  8. Click Connect N vCenter Server where N is the number of vCenter Servers that you want to add.

What to do next

When the registration is complete, you can monitor your vCenter Server from the VMC Console. Log in to https://vmc.vmware.com and click Inventory. You can view all the vCenter Servers connected to the cloud.