Before you install vCloud Director Extender, verify that you fulfill the product release, licensing, network, and access requirements.

Product Release and Licensing Requirements




  • For information about the interoperability between vCenter Server and vCloud Director Extender, see VMware Product Interoperability Matrices.

  • VMware vSphere Essentials Plus Kit or 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-premises and vCloud Director VDC must be 100 Mbps or higher.

  • Assign static IP addresses to the virtual machines hosting vCloud Director Extender components and services. vCloud Director Extender does not run any preliminary checks to verify the validity of the static IP configurations that you provide during the 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 8 GB RAM, 6 CPUs, and 500 MB disk space.

User Access

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

  • For the source vCenter Server, vi-admin permissions are required.