In my last blog we have understood About HCX, Why do we need HCX , What are the benefits we can avail from HCX.
Now its time get some more details about HCX. What are their Components and their work?
Learn HCX – Topic 1 – What is HCX (Hybrid Cloud Extension) ?
Learn HCX – Topic 2 – What are the Components of HCX?
Learn HCX – Topic 3 – How to Obtain Activation Key for HCX?
Learn HCX – Topic 4 – Deployment and configuration of HCX
Learn HCX – Topic 5 – Site Pairing and Deploying Fleet Components
Learn HCX – Topic 6 – Type of Migration
HCX has concept of source and target, Target we take it as a cloud side which is basically controlled and managed by Client side install of HCX. The other side is the HCX install on On-premises side which is basically a Master which controls cloud side HCX via vCenter web client UI snap-in.
Now lets cover four important components in HCX which is backbone of migration of workload.
First we need to install HCX manager to cloud side for VMware solutions, Its a OVA file specific to cloud side in conjunction with an NSX edge load balancer firewall which is configured specifically for the HCX role.
Then, On-Prem HCX manager is an OVA image file which provides the UI functionality for Controlling HCX. The client side HCX manager is responsible for registration with the target side HCX manager and creating a management plane between the on-premises and target side.
HCX WAN Interconnect (CGW)
This is commonly known as Cloud gateway which is basically create an encrypted tunnel for workload migration (be it vMotion or bulk migration ) over the internet and private lines to the cloud side while providing traffic engineering and virtual machine mobility.