vSphere provides storage, compute, and networking capacity to VMware Cloud Director. Before you begin the installation, consider how much vSphere and VMware Cloud Director capacity your cloud requires, and plan a configuration that can support it.

Configuration requirements depend on many factors, including the number of organizations in the cloud, the number of users in each organization, and the activity level of those users. The following guidelines can serve as a starting point for most configurations:
  • Allocate one VMware Cloud Director cell for each vCenter Server system that you want to make accessible in your cloud.
  • Be sure that all target VMware Cloud Director Linux servers meet at least the minimum requirements for memory and storage detailed in VMware Cloud Director Release Notes.
  • If you plan to install VMware Cloud Director on Linux, configure the VMware Cloud Director database as described in Configure an External PostgreSQL Database for VMware Cloud Director on Linux.