This topic summarizes a fully private HCX installation, where both the destination/modernized environment and the source/legacy environments must be considered.
Prepare the deployment configurations using Checklist A in Getting Started with VMware HCX.
Download the HCX Installer for the destination site first. See Downloading HCX Manager for the Destination Site.
Deploy HCX Manager in the destination environment using the HCX Cloud OVA. See Deploying the HCX OVA in the vSphere Client.
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.
Activate and Configure the HCX Cloud system. See Activating and Configuring HCX Cloud Manager
Configure the Compute Profile on the HCX Cloud system, see: Configuring and Managing the HCX Interconnect with the Multi-Site Services Mesh.
Compute Profiles are defined in both HCX Connector and HCX Cloud systems. Later in the workflow, the Multi-Site Service Mesh wizard is used to deploy HCX Interconnect services.
Deploy the HCX Manager in the source environment using the HCX Connector OVA. See Deploying the HCX OVA in the vSphere Client.
Activate and Configure the HCX Connector system. See Activating and Configuring HCX Cloud Manager
Pair HCX Connector with HCX Cloud. See Adding a Site Pair.
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.