Infrastructure components must be running the supported software versions.

Software Version Requirements for HCX Installations

Note:

In cloud-to-cloud deployments, the HCX Cloud environment requirements apply to both sides of a site pair.

Note:

For granular compatibility information, select VMware HCX in the VMware Product Interoperability Matrix.

For information about General Availability (GA), End of Support (EoS), End of Technical Guidance (EoTG) for VMware software, see VMware Product Lifecycle Matrix.

Component Type

HCX Connector Environment Requirements

HCX Cloud Environment Requirements

HCX

A compatible version is provided automatically as a download link in the HCX Cloud Manager interface.

  • New HCX Cloud installations must be deployed using the latest HCX software.

    Use the VMware HCX Installer at downloads.vmware.com.

    Note:

    New deployments automatically upgrade to the latest version as part of the HCX installer operation.

  • To expand existing HCX installations not running the latest release, you can choose to use the HCX version currently deployed in the environment. In this case, the HCX Installer from downloads.vmware.com cannot be used because it automatically upgrades the HCX appliance to the latest version.

    Note:

    Engage Global Support Services to obtain the HCX Cloud and the Connector OVAs for the required version.

vSphere version

  • vSphere versions within Technical Guidance or newer

NSX

Cloud Director

  • Not supported at the source.

Additional Software Version Considerations

This section highlights requirements currently in the footnotes of the VMware Product Interoperability Matrix for clarity.

HCX Component

Version Requirements

HCX Connector with End of Support software

vSphere and NSX versions in the End of Support phase are supported only with HCX Connector installations, for evacuation purposes, until the End of Technical Guidance:
  • NSX-T 2.5 until Sept 19, 2022
  • vSphere 6.0 until March 12, 2022
  • vSphere 5.5 is no longer supported.
HCX Cloud Manager with vSphere 7.x NSX-T 3.0.1 or later.
HCX Cloud Manager with VMware Cloud Director NSX-T 3.1.1 or later.
HCX Cloud Manager with NSX for vSphere NSXv 6.4.8 or later.
Mobility Optimized Networking (MON) NSX-T 3.0 or later.
Replication Assisted vMotion (RAV) vSphere 6.5 U3F+ or vSphere 6.7 U3+.
Coexistence with vSphere Replication and Site Recovery Manager (SRM) vSphere Replication 8.1 or later, and SRM 8.1 or later.