Before installing or deploying HCX, consider the required resources for both the source and destination environments.

Hardware Requirements for HCX Appliances

Appliance

vCPU

Memory

Disk Space/IOPS

HCX Manager

4

12 GB

60 GB

HCX-IX

8

3 GB

2 GB

HCX-NE

8

3 GB

2 GB

HCX-WAN-OPT

8

14 GB

100 GB / 5000 IOPS

HCX-SGW (source only)

8

3 GB

10 GB

HCX-SDR (destination only)

8

3 GB

10 GB

Scaling the HCX Deployment

HCX Manager is deployed per vCenter Server.

The other HCX virtual appliances deploy per service mesh.

The network extension appliance (HCX-NE) has a one-to-one relationship to a distributed virtual switch (DVS).