Before you start using VMware Cloud Director extension for Data Solutions, you must meet certain prerequisites. Use this checklist to help you prepare for the installation.


  • Verify that you are using VMware Cloud Director version 10.3.1 or later.
  • Verify that you have installed Container Service Extension version 4.0 or later to your VMware Cloud Director.
  • Verify that you have a client machine, which has a network connectivity to VMware Cloud Director REST endpoint. The operating system on the machine can be MacOS or Linux.
  • Verify that you have an account for the VMware Harbor Container Registry for Tanzu. You must be able to pull or download VMware Data Solutions packages from the VMware Harbor Container Registry for Tanzu. See the VMware Harbor Registry documentation.