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.

vCloud Director


Network and Access Requirements




  • vCloud Director environment with an existing L2 VLAN network. For more information, see vCloud Director Installation and Upgrade Guide.

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

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


    vCloud Director Extender does not support DHCP network configuration.

  • CX Cloud Service appliance must be configured with a DNS server IP.

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


  • A cloud administrator access to vCloud Director.

  • A vi-admin user account for the Resource vCenter Server and Management vCenter Server.