Use the following checklist to track your NSX Intelligence installation progress.

Perform the procedures in the order they are listed.

  1. Install NSX-T Data Center 2.5 or later on an ESXi-based host. VMware NSX® Intelligence™ is supported on ESXi-based hosts only. See "NSX-T Data Center Installation Workflows" in the NSX-T Data Center Installation Guide.
  2. Verify that the NSX-T Data Center version is compatible with the NSX Intelligence version that you intend to install. See VMware Product Interoperability Matrices at
  3. Ensure the NSX Intelligence system requirements are met. See NSX Intelligence System Requirements.
  4. Configure the necessary ports and protocols required for NSX Intelligence. See TCP and UDP Ports Used by NSX Intelligence.
  5. Synchronize time on the NSX Manager VM and the compute cluster on which the NSX Intelligence appliance is to be deployed.
  6. Download the NSX Intelligence installer TAR file to a local web server. This TAR file contains the NSX Intelligence OVF file that you use to install the NSX Intelligence appliance. See Download and Unpack the NSX Intelligence Installer Bundle.
  7. Install the NSX Intelligence appliance. See Install the NSX Intelligence Appliance.
  8. To enable the NSX Intelligence user interface (UI) in the NSX Manager UI, refresh the web browser you are using for the NSX Manager session.
  9. Begin using the NSX Intelligence features. See "Getting Started with NSX Intelligence" in Using VMware NSX Intelligence.