After a system administrator has associated two sites, organization administrators at any member site can begin associating their organizations.

To create an association between two organizations (we will call them Org-A and Org-B here), you must be an organization administrator for both organizations so that you can log in to each organization, retrieve its local association data, and submit the retrieved data to the other organization.

Important:

The process of associating two organizations can be logically decomposed into two complementary pairing operations. The first operation (in this example) pairs Org-A at Site-A with Org-B at Site-B. You must then pair Org-B at Site-B with Org-A at Site-A. Until both pairings are complete, the association is incomplete.

Prerequisites

  • The sites occupied by the organizations must be associated.

  • You must be a system administrator at both sites or an organization administrator at both organizations.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vCloud Director tenant portal of Org-A at Site-A to retrieve its local association data.
    1. Click Administration.
    2. Under Settings, click Multisite.
    3. To download the data in XML format, click Export local association data.

      The browser saves the data in a file in its Downloads folder.

  2. Log in to the vCloud Director tenant portal of Org-B at Site-B to submit the local association data from Org-A at Site-A.
    1. Click Administration.
    2. Under Settings, click Multisite.
    3. Click Create new organization association.

      Submit the association data you downloaded in Step 1 to Org-B by clicking the upload arrow below the New Association XML text box and selecting the local association data you downloaded in Step 1.

    4. Click Next to verify and submit the data.

      The system pairs Org-A at Site-A with Org-B at Site-B.

    5. Click Finish to view the associated organization.
    6. To view details of the associated organization or delete the association, click the Organization Name card.
  3. Complete the association by repeating Step 1 and Step 2 to retrieve the local association data from Org-B and submit it to Org-A.