vCloud Hybrid Service vSphere Client Plug-in released

VMware released the vCloud Hybrid Service vSphere Client Plug-in. This plug-in allows administrators to manage both their on-premise vSphere infrastructure as well as the virtual datacenters running on VMware vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS). vCHS is the VMware public IaaS platform currently available in the US only, while in the UK a single datacenter is running in beta.

More on the roadmap of vCHS here.

vCHS-plugin

vchs-plugin1

The plug-in is only available for the vSphere Web Client version 5.5 .

Mind the plug-in does not replace the vCHS portal. Some functions of the portal are not available in the plug-in like:

  • Creating or editing user roles
  • Adding users to a virtual data center
  • Creating additional networks
  • Configuring gateway and network services such as firewall
  • and NAT
  • Setting backup services for virtual machines
  • Viewing by region

Download the plug-in from the vCloud Hybrid Service vSphere Client Plug-in Download page. (MyVMware account required)

Technical documentation on the vCloud Hybrid Service vSphere Plug-in can be read here.
More documentation on the vCloud Hybrid Service vSphere Client Plug-in 1.0 Documentation Center

The release notes are here.

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About Marcel van den Berg
I am a technical consultant with a strong focus on server virtualization, desktop virtualization, cloud computing and business continuity/disaster recovery.

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