In addition to system requirements required for installation, your VDS, NSX-V, or NSX-T network must satisfy requirements for an SDDC provider.

VDS Requirements

The following requirements apply to VDS networking:

  • One or more vSphere clusters with at least one ESXi host configured.

  • Uplinks from all hosts in the active clusters.

  • Port group that can access the management network.

  • Each cluster requires a port group with IP addresses for:

    • two load balancers and one virtual IP

    • each master node

    • each worker node

A network with multiple clusters requires IP addresses for all port groups.

NSX-V Requirements

The following requirements apply to NSX-V networking:

  • vSphere 6.0 or later installed.

  • NSX-V 6.2 or later installed and configured.

  • One or more vSphere clusters with at least one ESXi host configured in an NSX transport zone.

  • The Kubernetes cluster must be in a single NSX transport zone.

  • Each cluster requires one VDS-based port group with at least five static IP addresses. A network with multiple clusters requires IP addresses for all port groups.

  • Datastore connected to the vSphere cluster

NSX-T Requirements

In addition to the requirements for NSX-V networking, the following requirements apply to NSX-T networking:

  • NSX edge installed and configured in NSX-T.

  • A range of IP addresses available to avoid conflict in the datacenter.