vCloud Connector's Stretch Deploy feature has the following special system requirements.

You must install the following VMware products:

Required Product Versions

Product

Minimum Version

Notes

vSphere

5.1 or higher

For source vSphere cloud

ESXi Server

5.1 or higher

For source vSphere clouds or vClouds, and public destination vCloud

vCloud Director

5.1 or higher

For source vCloud and public destination vCloud

vSphere on which vCloud is based

5.1 or higher

For source vCloud and public destination vCloud

vShield Manager

5.1.2 or higher

Must be deployed in source vSphere cloud

vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS)

5.1 or higher

The source network that you want to stretch must be connected to a 5.1 or higher version of VDS. The destination network that you select in the public cloud must also be connected to a 5.1 or higher version of VDS.

See the documentation for these products at https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs.

Storage requirements depend upon the size of the virtual machine or vApp that you are stretch-deploying to the public vCloud and upon the type of source cloud.

When you stretch deploy from a vSphere cloud, you need storage in the destination virtual datacenter that is double the size of the virtual machine or vApp that you are stretch deploying. Because vCloud Connector creates a temporary vApp in the destination virtual datacenter during the stretch deploy process, it needs the extra storage for temporary use. The temporary vApp is deleted when the Stretch Deploy command is completed.

When you stretch deploy from a vCloud Director cloud, you need storage in both the source and destination virtual datacenters that is double the size of the virtual machine that you are stretch deploying. Because vCloud Connector creates a temporary vApp in both the source and destination virtual datacenters during the stretch deploy process, it needs the extra storage for temporary use. The temporary vApps are deleted when the Stretch Deploy command is completed.