To install vCenter Host Gateway, ensure your system meets the hardware and software requirements.

Software Requirements

  • vCenter Server 6.0

  • Version 7. ESXi 4x or higher

Hardware Requirements

You can run vCenter Host Gateway on any system that meets the minimum hardware requirements.

Table 1. Minimum Hardware Requirements

Hardware

Requirements

Number of CPUs

2

vRAM

3 GB

Disk Space

6 GB.

If you store logs on the vCenter Host Gateway appliance machine, increase the storage to 10 GB.

Network

A 1 Gbps connection between the vCenter Host Gateway appliance and vCenter Server instance.

Networking Requirements

vCenter Host Gateway requires access to various ports to function properly. You can change the default connectivity if you need to adjust the configuration to suit your own environment.

Table 2. Default Connectivity Requirements

Machine

Connection To

Connection Scope

Protocol

Port

Local machine, running the vSphere Web Client

vCenter Host Gateway appliance

Internal Network

HTTPS

5480

vCenter Server

vCenter Host Gateway appliance

Internal Network

HTTPS

8443

NFC

8902

vCenter Host Gateway appliance

Platform Services Controller

Internal Network

HTTPS

443

vCenter Host Gateway appliance

Hyper-V host that you want to manage

Internal Network

HTTP

80 or 5985

vCenter Host Gateway appliance

Hyper-V host that you want to manage

Internal Network

HTTPS

443 or 5986