Before you install vCenter Cloud Gateway, ensure that your vSphere environment meets all the hardware, software, and network requirements.

vSphere Requirements

Ensure that your vSphere environment meets the system requirements for vSphere+, see System Requirements for vSphere+.

Browser Requirements

  • Google Chrome 89 or later
  • Mozilla Firefox 80 or later
  • Microsoft Edge 90 or later
Note: Later versions of these browsers are likely to work, but have not been tested.

Network Latency and Bandwidth Requirements

For information about network latency and bandwidth, see VMware Configuration Maximums.

Port Requirements

To ensure that vCenter Cloud Gateway and your vCenter Server communicate with each other, the following firewall ports must be open.

Source Destination Port Purpose
Web browser vCenter Cloud Gateway 5480 Gathering support bundle
vCenter Cloud Gateway vCenter Server 7444 Access to VMware Single Sign-On
vCenter Cloud Gateway vCenter Server 443 Access to vCenter Server
vCenter Cloud Gateway VMware Cloud

https://vmc.vmware.com/

and

https://console.cloud.vmware.com/

443 Access to VMware Cloud
vCenter Server vCenter Cloud Gateway 5010-5019 Log collection

The following figure shows the ports requirements for vCenter Cloud Gateway to communicate with vSphere+.

Figure 1. Ports Requirements for vSphere+
Diagram showing required ports for linking from vCenter to Cloud Gateway