If you want to deploy VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension on top of an ECS cluster, the ECS cluster must meet specific criteria.

Following is a list of the ECS components that you must deploy.
  • An ECS Admin Service HTTPS API endpoint accessible from the internal network of VMware Cloud Director. By default, the endpoint is configured to use port 9021.
  • ECS S3 Service accessible from the internal network of VMware Cloud Director. By default, the S3 service uses port 4443 for SSL communication.
  • ECS Management Console accessible from external networks.

To synchronize the clocks of all VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension and ECS nodes, use the same NTP server.