Before you install vCloud Director Extender, verify that your environment meets the required software version support and licensing. You can deploy vCloud Director Extender on vCenter Server or on vCloud Director.

Product Release and Licensing Requirements




  • For more information on product interoperability, see VMware Product Interoperability Matrices.

  • vSphere replication requires VMware vSphere Essentials Plus Kit and above.

  • To download the vCloud Director Extender OVA file, you must have a valid vSphere license.

Network and Access Requirements




  • The network bandwidth between on-premise and vCloud Director vDC must be 100 Mbps or higher.

  • The virtual machines for the components must have static IP addresses assigned. vCloud Director Extender does not run any preliminary checks to verify the validity of the static IP configurations provided during the vCloud Director Extender configuration.


    vCloud Director Extender does not support DHCP network configuration..

  • Based on the source and destination networks you select, the number of edge instances can vary. Each X-Large edge requires 8GB RAM, 6 CPUs, and 500MB disk space.


  • A user account that has organization administrator rights for the target vCloud Director. For more information about organizations, see vCloud Director User's Guide.

  • A vi-admin user account for the source vCenter Server.