By: Mathew Lodge
I’m pleased to announce that vCloud Connector 2.0 is now available for download! vCloud Connector (vCC) allows you to view, copy and manage VMs across vSphere, vCloud Director and any of the 180+ vCloud Powered and vCloud Datacenter IaaS cloud providers listed at vcloud.vmware.com. For more details on what’s in 2.0, see my earlier blog post.
There are two versions: vCloud Connector Core is a free download for anyone with vSphere, and vCloud Connector Advanced is free for anyone with the vCloud Suite. Here’s a summary of the differences:
|vCloud Connector 2.0 Features||Core||Advanced|
|View, copy, move VMs and templates||Yes||Yes|
|User interface improvements||Yes||Yes|
|Transfer speed and reliability improvements||Yes||Yes|
|Cross-cloud search for VM or template by name||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic catalog synchronization across clouds||No||Yes|
|Migrate VM while maintaining IP and MAC addresses [VXLAN required]||No||Yes|
vCloud Connector supports vSphere and vCloud Director 4.x and 5.x. It’s available from the “Drivers And Tools” tab of vSphere 5.1 and vCloud Director 5.1, or by following this link: vmware.com/go/downloadvcc.