Before you install NSX Edge, make sure that your environment meets the supported requirements.
- NSX Edge nodes are supported only on ESXi-based hosts only with Intel-based chipsets.
Otherwise, vSphere EVC mode may prevent NSX Edge nodes from starting, showing an error message in the console.
- If vSphere EVC mode is enabled for the host for the NSX Edge VM, the CPU must be Haswell or later generation.
- Only VMXNET3 vNIC is supported for the NSX Edge VM.
NSX Edge VM Resource Requirements
|Appliance Size||Memory||vCPU||Disk Space||VM Hardware Version||Notes|
|NSX Edge Small||4 GB||2||200 GB||11 or later (vSphere 6.0 or later)||
The NSX Edge Small VM appliance size is suitable for lab and proof-of-concept deployments.
Note: L7 rules are not realized on a Tier-1 gateway if you deploy a small sized NSX Edge VM.
|NSX Edge Medium||8 GB||4||200 GB||11 or later (vSphere 6.0 or later)||The NSX Edge Medium appliance size is suitable for a typical production environments.|
|NSX Edge Large||32 GB||8||200 GB||11 or later (vSphere 6.0 or later)||The NSX Edge Large appliance size is suitable for environments with load balancing. See Scaling Load Balancer Resources in the NSX-T Data Center Administration Guide.|
NSX Edge VM CPU Requirements
For the DPDK support, the underlaying platform needs to meet the following requirements:
- CPU must have AESNI capability.
- CPU must have 1 GB Huge Page support.