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 assist in configuration planning. Deployment concepts, considerations and practices are explored.


This document is intended to supplement 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 could be running legacy (EOS) vSphere (5+), or they could be running modern vSphere (6.5+), they could also be VMware-based public cloud instances. See VMware HCX Deployment Types.