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