vSphere+ supports all existing vSphere capabilities including Enhanced Linked Mode and vSphere High Availability (HA). The ESXi host and vCenter must meet certain software and hardware requirements.

ESXi Host and vCenter Requirements

  • vCenter:
    • 7.0 Update 3g and later
    • 8.0.x and later
  • ESXi hosts: All versions of 6.7, 7.0, and 8.0.

Hardware Requirements

The cluster where the vCenter and VMware Cloud Gateway are deployed must meet certain hardware requirements.

Hardware Requirements for VMware Cloud Gateway
You can connect up to 8 vCenter instances on each VMware Cloud Gateway instance. The number of instances you must install depends on the number of vCenter instances you want to subscribe to vSphere+. See VMware Cloud Gateway Requirements.
Hardware Requirements for vCenter Updates
The CPU, memory, and storage on the cluster must be at least twice the size of the deployed vCenter so that the hardware is sufficient for the vCenter updates. See System Requirements for vCenter.

Authentication Requirements

To activate single sign-on and to honor the local vCenter privileges, you must set up authentication between the vCenter and VMware Cloud. You can either use your VMware Cloud account or federate your identity provider with VMware Cloud to set up the authentication. See Set Up vSphere+ Authentication.