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How do I set up and configure a proxy connector to the VMware VCenter?

Last Update: 9/26/2016 10:33 AM

​How do I set up and configure a proxy connector to the VMware VCenter?


VMware supports hosting vCenter virtual servers with both public and private IP addresses. If your vCenter server uses a private IP address, you must install a proxy that sits between the HealthCheck for Azure server (IP address 104.197.11.97) and the vCenter virtual server. When you registered for HealthCheck for Azure, you were given a private IP address and provided with a the proxy installer download.

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Once configured, the proxy connects to the vCenter over port 443 and connects to the Cloudamize server using a Secure Shell (SSH) connection using port 80.

If your vCenter sits behind a firewall, configure using these firewall rules:

  • Allow outbound access over port 80 to the Cloudamize server at IP 104.197.11.97
  • Allow inbound access to the vCenter server from the proxy on port 443


 

Download, install and configure the proxy

  1. When presented with the proxy installer pop-up, click Download.

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  2. Once the download is complete, run the installer as an administrator, then click Next to run the installation.
  3. Accept the End User License Agreement, then click Next.
  4. On the Proxy Setup wizard page:

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    • Enter your vCenter IP address.
    • Keep the default port number (443), although you can change the port number by selecting the Change port checkbox.
    • For your outgoing port, first select the Select port checkbox.
    • In the Outgoing port drop-down, select No preference.
    • Click Next.
  5. On the next wizard page, click Install.

Once the installation is complete, the proxy connection is verified when you see the "CONNECTED" value on the infrastructure connection screen. To add additional vCenters, click the Add vCenter button. Once you have finished adding vCenters, click Continue.

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