Before you deploy VMware Blockchain nodes, your environment must meet specific system requirements.

You must have vSphere 7.0 or 6.7 installed and configured in your on-premises environment.

There are two core components of vSphere, ESXi and vCenter Server. With ESXi, you have a virtualization platform where you can create and run virtual machines and virtual appliances. vCenter Server is the service you can use to manage multiple hosts connected in a network and pool host resources.

Depending on your vSphere version, make sure that you meet the minimum vSphere 7.0 system configurations or vSphere 6.7 system configurations.

VMware Blockchain Node Resource Recommendations

For a small deployment with a minimum of four Replica nodes, each Replica node requires:

  • 2vCPUs

  • 16 GB memory

  • 64 GB storage

For a small deployment with a minimum of one Client node, each Client node requires:

  • 2vCPUs

  • 16 GB memory

  • 64 GB storage

To configure custom Replica and Client node resources, contact your VMware Blockchain specialist.