Describes the requirements for VMware Virtual Edge deployment.

Virtual Edge Requirements

Keep in mind the following requirements before you deploy Virtual Edge:
  • Supports 2, 4, 8, and 10 vCPU assignment.
  • AES-NI CPU capability must be passed to the Virtual Edge appliance.
  • 4GB RAM for a 2 vCPU Virtual Edge deployment, 8GB RAM for a 4 or core vCPU Virtual Edge.
  • Minimum storage is 8GB.
  • Up to 8vNICs (default is GE1 and GE2 LAN ports, and GE3-GE8 WAN ports).
Note: Over-subscription of Virtual Edge resources such as CPU, memory, and storage, is not supported.

Recommended Server Specifications

NIC Chipset Hardware Specification
Intel 82599/82599ES HP DL380G9 http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2014/ComputeEra/HP_ProLiantDL380_DataSheet.pdf
Intel X710/XL710 Dell PowerEdge R640 https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/povw/poweredge-r640
  • CPU Model and Cores - Dual Socket Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 5218 CPU @ 2.30GHz with 16 cores each
  • Memory - 384 GB RAM
Intel X710/XL710 Supermicro SYS-6018U-TRTP+ https://www.supermicro.com/en/products/system/1U/6018/SYS-6018U-TRTP_.cfm
  • CPU Model and Cores - Dual Socket Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630 v4 @ 2.20GHz with 10 Cores each
  • Memory - 256 GB RAM

Recommended NIC Specifications

Hardware Manufacturer Firmware Version Host Driver for Ubuntu 16.04/18.04 Host Driver for ESXi 6.7
Dual Port Intel Corporation Ethernet Controller XL710 for 40GbE QSFP+ 6.80 2.7.11 1.7.17
Dual Port Intel Corporation Ethernet Controller X710 for 10GbE SFP+ 6.80 2.7.11 1.7.17
Quad Port Intel Corporation Ethernet Controller X710 for 10GbE SFP+ 6.80 2.7.11 1.7.17

Supported Operating Systems

  • Ubuntu 16.04
  • VMware ESXi 6.7.0 with VMware vSphere Web Client 6.7.0

Firewall/NAT Requirements

If the VMware Virtual Edge is deployed behind the Firewall and/or a NAT device, the following requirements apply:
  • The Firewall must allow outbound traffic from the VMware Virtual Edge to TCP/443 (for communication with the SD-WAN Orchestrator).
  • The Firewall must allow traffic outbound to Internet on ports UDP/2426 (VCMP).