NSX-T have specific requirements regarding hardware resources and software versions.

Hypervisor

Table 1. Hypervisor Requirements

Hypervisor

Version

CPU Cores

Memory

ESXi

  • 6.5

  • 6.0 Patch Release P04

4

16 GB

RHEL KVM

7.1 (3.10.0-229 kernel only), 7.2 (3.10.0-327 kernel only)

4

16 GB

Ubuntu KVM

14.04.x (3.13 or 4.4 kernel), 16.04.x (4.4 kernel only)

4

16 GB

For ESXi, NSX-T does not support the Host Profiles and Auto Deploy features.

Caution:

On RHEL, the yum update command might update the kernel version and break the compatibility with NSX-T. Be sure to disable kernel update when you run yum update. Also, after running yum install, verify that the kernel version is supported by NSX-T.

NSX Manager and NSX Controller

Table 2. NSX Manager and NSX Controller Resource Requirements

Appliance

Memory

vCPU

Disk Space

NSX Manager

16 GB

2

140 GB

NSX Controller

16 GB

2

120 GB

NSX Manager and NSX Controller virtual machines are supported on vSphere ESXi 5.5 and later.

NSX Edge

Table 3. NSX Edge Resource Requirements

Deployment Size

Memory

vCPU

Disk Space

Small

4 GB

2

120 GB

Medium

8 GB

4

120 GB

Large

16 GB

8

120 GB

Table 4. NSX Edge Physical Hardware Requirements

Hardware

Type

CPU

  • Xeon 56xx (Westmere-EP)

  • Xeon E7-xxxx (Westmere-EX)

  • Xeon E5-xxxx (Sandy Bridge)

NIC

  • Intel 82599

  • Intel X540

Bare-Metal NSX Edge System Requirements

Product Codes

  • X520QDA1

  • E10G42BT (X520-T2)

  • E10G42BTDA (X520-DA2)

  • E10G42BTDABLK

  • X520DA1OCP

  • X520DA2OCP

  • E10G41BFSR (X520-SR1)

  • E10G41BFSRBLK

  • E10G42BFSR (X520-SR2)

  • E10G42BFSRBLK

  • E10G41BFLR (X520-LR1)

  • E10G41BFLRBL

NIC PCI Device ID

Description

0x10F7

IXGBE_DEV_ID_82599_KX4

0x1514

IXGBE_DEV_ID_82599_KX4_MEZZ

0x1517

IXGBE_DEV_ID_82599_KR

0x10F8

IXGBE_DEV_ID_82599_COMBO_BACKPLANE

0x000C

IXGBE_SUBDEV_ID_82599_KX4_KR_MEZZ

0x10F9

IXGBE_DEV_ID_82599_CX4

0x10FB

IXGBE_DEV_ID_82599_SFP

0x11A9

IXGBE_SUBDEV_ID_82599_SFP

0x1F72

IXGBE_SUBDEV_ID_82599_RNDC

0x17D0

IXGBE_SUBDEV_ID_82599_560FLR

0x0470

IXGBE_SUBDEV_ID_82599_ECNA_DP

0x152A

IXGBE_DEV_ID_82599_BACKPLANE_FCOE

0x1529

IXGBE_DEV_ID_82599_SFP_FCOE

0x1507

IXGBE_DEV_ID_82599_SFP_EM

0x154D

IXGBE_DEV_ID_82599_SFP_SF2

0x154A

IXGBE_DEV_ID_82599_SFP_SF_QP

0x1558

IXGBE_DEV_ID_82599_QSFP_SF_QP

0x1557

IXGBE_DEV_ID_82599EN_SFP

0x10FC

IXGBE_DEV_ID_82599_XAUI_LOM

0x151C

IXGBE_DEV_ID_82599_T3_LOM

0x1528

IXGBE_DEV_ID_X540T

0x1560

IXGBE_DEV_ID_X540T1

NSX Manager Browser Support

Table 5. NSX Manager Browser Support

Browser

Windows 10

Windows 8.1

Windows 7

Ubuntu 12, 14.04

Max OSX 10.9, 10.10. 10.11

Internet Explorer 11

Yes

Yes

Firefox 50

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Chrome 54

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Safari 9

Yes

Microsoft Edge 25

Yes