This topic summarizes a fully private HCX installation, where both the destination/modernized environment and the source/legacy environments must be considered. In this workflow, the destination system is integrated with Cloud Director.

  1. Prepare the deployment configurations using Checklist A in Getting Started with VMware HCX.

  2. Download the HCX Installer for the destination site first. See Downloading HCX Manager for the Destination Site.

  3. Deploy HCX Manager in the destination environment using the HCX Cloud OVA. See Deploying VMware HCX Manager in the vSphere Client.

  4. Configure firewall rules at source and destination sites to allow inbound and outbound connectivity based on the HCX services or features used. See https://ports.vmware.com/home/VMware-HCX.

  5. Activate and Configure the HCX Cloud system. See Activating and Configuring HCX.

    During this step, select Cloud Director as the installation type and select the additional Cloud Director-specific details (for example, Public Access URL, AMQP).

  6. Prepare the destination site's HCX Cloud system for Interconnect Deployments using the Multi-Site Service Mesh, see: Configuring and Managing the HCX Interconnect with the Multi-Site Services Mesh. Define Compute and Network Profiles.

  7. Deploy HCX Connector in the source environment using the HCX Connector OVA. See Deploying VMware HCX Manager in the vSphere Client.

  8. Activate and Configure the HCX Connector system. See Activating and Configuring HCX.

  9. Pair HCX Connector with HCX Cloud. See Adding a Site Pair. Note the Cloud Director-specific information when connecting a Cloud Director-based target site.

  10. To deploy the HCX Interconnect, activate HCX services at the source site. See Configuring and Managing the HCX Interconnect with the Multi-Site Services Mesh.