Infrastructure components must be running the supported software versions.

Software Version Requirements for HCX Installations


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


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


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


    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 cannot be used because it automatically upgrades the HCX appliance to the latest version.


    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. For details about the evacuation of versions that are no longer generally available, see VMware KB article 82702.


NSX for vSphere
  • Provided for evacuation only. Refer to VMware KB article 82702.
  • Not supported.

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.
  • NSX for vSphere 6.4.0 or later until January 16, 2023.
  • vSphere 6.0 is no longer supported.
  • 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.
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 vSphere Replication 8.1 or later.