You can install VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension on a Linux operating system.

VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension supports a list of Linux distributions and versions:
  • CentOS Linux 7
  • CentOS Linux 6
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Oracle Linux 7
To run VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension on a virtual machine, install Java JRE 8 or later.

Deployment Types and Hardware Requirements

Depending on your scale and deployment goals, you can choose between various deployment types. The following table describes the deployment types and their hardware requirements.

Deployment Type What to do? VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension Hardware Requirements
Small Deploy a virtual Cloudian HyperStore appliance to your compute cluster. The compute cluster is where your tenant workloads are running.

Deploy VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension to your management cluster. The management cluster is where your VMware Cloud Director cells are running.

  • 4 Core CPU
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 120 GB free disk space
Medium Deploy a virtual Cloudian HyperStore appliance to a dedicated ESXi host with large local disks.

Deploy VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension to your management cluster. The management cluster is where your VMware Cloud Director cells are running.

  • 8 Core CPU
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 120 GB Free Disk Space
Large Configure Cloudian HyperStore services on a supported physical appliance.

Deploy VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension to your management cluster. The management cluster is where your VMware Cloud Director cells are running.

  • 12 Core CPU
  • 12 GB RAM
  • 120 GB Free Disk Space