VMware vCenter

The VMware vCenter plugin for Deadline allows for communication between Deadline and a vCenter server. It only works with the Cloud Panel in the Monitor. It does not work with the Deadline Balancer application.


Before you can configure the vCenter plugin for Deadline, you must add vCenter as a provider in the Cloud Providers dialog in the Monitor. The vCenter plugin requires only a few credentials before it can be used in Deadline.

Configuration Settings

  • Enable Region: Enables the cloud region for use in Deadline.


  • vCenter Server: The name of the vCenter Server you want to connect to.

  • User Name: Username for vCenter.

  • Password: Password for vCenter.


  • Instance Name: Name used when starting new instances. We add some random hex values to the end for uniqueness.


Is VMware vCenter supported by Deadline?

Yes, but not with Balancer. Only basic manual ‘cloud’ instance starting/stopping/terminating is supported via the cloud plugin architecture. VMware vCloud is not supported.

Error Messages and Meanings

This is a collection of known VMware vCenter error messages and their meanings, as well as possible solutions. We want to keep this list as up to date as possible, so if you run into an error message that isn’t listed here, please email Deadline Support and let us know.

Currently, no error messages have been reported for this cloud plug-in.