The resources required by the virtual infrastructure layer will vary depending on which deployment model you choose and the number of workload domains you plan to create.

The following table displays the amount of resources the virtual infrastructure layer components consume for a management domain and a single virtual infrastructure workload domain. Duplicate the resource consumption shown for each additional workload domain.

This table does not factor in additional storage requirements to account for availability or maintenance considerations. In a production environment, you need to account for adequate resources to allow for the failure of hosts, virtual machine snapshots, and backups.

It also does not consider additional workloads deployed to the virtual infrastructure layer outside of Cloud Foundation. This can include virtual machines you deploy that provide backup, antivirus, or other security services to the environment.

Table 1. Virtual Infrastructure Layer Footprint

Domain

Component

Operating System

vCPUs

Memory (GB)

Storage (GB)

Management

SDDC Manager

Virtual appliance

4

16

800

vCenter Server

Virtual appliance

4

16

290

Platform Services Controller

Virtual appliance

2

4

60

Platform Services Controller

Virtual appliance

2

4

60

NSX Manager

Virtual appliance

4

16

60

NSX Controller 01

Virtual appliance

4

4

20

NSX Controller 02

Virtual appliance

4

4

20

NSX Controller 03

Virtual appliance

4

4

20

Virtual Infrastructure Workload #1

vCenter Server

Virtual appliance

8

24

400

NSX Manager

Virtual appliance

4

16

60

NSX Controller 01

Virtual appliance

4

4

20

NSX Controller 02

Virtual appliance

4

4

20

NSX Controller 03

Virtual appliance

4

4

20

TOTAL

52 vCPU

120 GB

1,850 GB