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