vCloud Director Extender has multiple components that you must install and configure in a specific order. You use the vCloud Director Extender - OnPrem Setup UI to complete the installation and configuration.

For tenant environments, the installation order of the required components is as follows.


You install each of the components on a separate virtual machine created as part of the automated configuration run from the OnPrem Setup UI.



(Optional) NSX Manager

NSX is the L2 VPN client used for the network stretching. For more information, see NSX Installation Guide. If NSX is not installed, vCloud Director Extender uses NSX for vSphere Standalone Edge - Client 6.3.0 included in vCloud Director Extender.


You can configure the NSX Manager from the setup UI.

Cloud Continuity Engine

This component is a replication and recovery engine used for the virtual machines migration. Runs both on-premise and on cloud provider side and takes care of the data transfer and monitoring.

CX Connector

This is the vCloud Director Extender plug-in on the on-premise vCenter Server.