VMware vCenter environment
Before you connect HPE OneSphere with your on-premises VMware vCenter environment or HPE OneView instance using HPE OneSphere Connect, verify that your private cloud environment is configured as follows.
A VMware vCenter environment is available to connect to HPE OneSphere.
One or more vSphere clusters is located in the vCenter environment.
vSphere clusters are configured for Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) with the Fully Automated option.
vSphere Distributed Switch (vDS)-based networking is configured for the vSphere clusters. Connect the vDS to all hosts in datacenters managed by HPE OneSphere. Create one HPE OneSphere private zone for each datacenter in the vCenter.
A vSphere environment configured with vDS is strongly recommended. However, a hybrid vDS and vSphere Standard Switch (vSS) configuration is also supported. In a hybrid configuration, VM networking for VM deployments is configured on vDS. The network segment configuration for the HPE OneSphere Controller and VMkernel services (for example management and vMotion) and other networks can be configured on vDS or vSS.
Outbound HTTPS network access is configured in the cluster for communication with the HPE OneSphere management service.
NTP lookup (
*.centos.pool.ntp.org) and time synchronization are available over the internet connection through the configured proxy server.
For information about creating the initial private cloud provider and running HPE OneSphere Connect, see Connecting to HPE OneSphere for the first time.