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Monday, 7 September 2015

Minimum requirements for the VMware vCenter Server 6.x Appliance (2106572)

Purpose

If you are using the VMware vCenter Server Appliance, beginning with vSphere 5.x you can download vCenter Server as a virtual machine appliance. With the VMware vCenter Server Appliance, the necessary components are contained in a pre-configured virtual machine. This article outlines the minimum requirements and configurations for a successful implementation.

Note: For more information, see the vSphere Installation and Setup Guide. The documentation contains definitive information. If there is a discrepancy between the documentation and this article, assume that the documentation is correct.

Resolution

The VMware vCenter Server Appliance can be deployed only on hosts that are running ESX/ESXi 5.x or later. 

This table outlines the VMware vCenter Server Appliance requirements:

ResourceRequirement
Disk storage on the host machineEmbedded Platform Services Controller:
  • Tiny: 120GB
  • Small: 150GB
  • Medium: 300GB
  • Large: 450GB
External Platform Services Controller:
  • Tiny: 86GB
  • Small: 108GB
  • Medium: 220GB
  • Large: 280GB
External Platform Services Controller Appliance:
  • Tiny: 30GB
  • Small: 30GB
  • Medium: 30GB
  • Large: 30GB
Memory in the vCenter Server AppliancePlatform Services Controller Only: 2GB Ram

All components on one Appliance.
  • Tiny: 8GB RAM
  • Small: 16GB RAM
  • Medium: 24GB RAM
  • Large: 32GB RAM
CPU's in the vCenter Server AppliancePlatform Services Controller Only: 2 CPU's

All components on one Appliance.
  • Tiny: 2 CPU's
  • Small: 4 CPU's
  • Medium: 8 CPU's
  • Large: 16 CPU's
Source:-http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2106572&src=vmw_so_vex_ragga_1012