Deploying VMware HCX requires information about your vSphere sites, networks, and configurations. Collecting the required configuration details and making some design choices in advance can greatly reduce the time and resources to deploy. Install checklists are provided in this document to help with configuration planning. Deployment concepts, considerations, and practices are explored.


This document supplements the information found in the VMware HCX User Guide. Operational procedures for HCX are not included in this document.


HCX provides services between two or more distinct environments. The environments might be running legacy vSphere, or they might be running modern vSphere SDDC, they might also be VMware-based public cloud instances. With OS Assisted Migration, HCX provides services to migrate non-vSphere workloads. See VMware HCX Deployment Types.