Before you use the NSX Intelligence features, review the resource limitations and ensure that your client environment meets the minimum requirements for the client system where the NSX Intelligence user interface (UI) features are displayed.

NSX Intelligence Resource Limits

The following table lists the two NSX Application Platform form factors that support NSX Intelligence and the estimated maximum number of hosts, workloads, and traffic flows supported for each form factor. The NSX Intelligence hosted on an Evaluation form factor is suitable for non-production environment only. The NSX Intelligence hosted on an Advanced form factor is suitable for a production environment. For NSX Application Platform system requirements details, see the Deploying and Managing the VMware NSX Application Platform documentation at https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-NSX-T-Data-Center/index.html.

Note:

NSX Intelligence 3.2 or later is supported only on NSX Manager 3.2 or later. Only one activated NSX Intelligence feature is supported per NSX Manager Unified Appliance cluster.

NSX Application Platform Form Factor

Max. # of Hosts

Max. # of VM or Physical Server Workloads

Max. # of Flows

Evaluation

(for non-production use only)

50 hosts

2,000 VMs

Up to 500 can be physical servers and the remainder VMs.

250,000 flows per 5-minute interval

Advanced

250 hosts

5,000 VMs

Up to 1,000 can be physical servers and the remainder VMs.

  • 500,000 per 5-minute interval when using 3 worker nodes
  • 1,000,000 flows per 5-minute interval when using 8 worker nodes

NSX Intelligence Web Client Memory, CPU, and Browser Requirements

For an optimal performance, your client system must have a minimum of two 1.4 GHz CPU cores and at least 16 GB of RAM.

The following table lists the web browser versions supported for NSX Intelligence 3.2. The minimum supported browser resolution is 1280 x 800 pixels.

Browser

Windows 10

macOS 10.14, 10.15

Ubuntu 18.4

Google Chrome 80 or later

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mozilla Firefox 72 or later

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft Edge 80 or later

Yes

Yes

Yes