For certain features of the SDDC components, such as backup and restore, log archiving and content library, you must provide NFS exports as storage. You must also provide a validated datastore to the shared edge and compute cluster for storing NSX Controller and edge instances and tenant workloads.

NFS Exports for Management Components

The management applications in the SDDC use NFS exports with the following paths:

Table 1. NFS Export Configuration 

VLAN

Server

Export

Size

Map As

Region

Cluster

Component

1615

172.16.15.251

/V2D_vRLI_MgmtA_1TB

1 TB

NFS datastore for log archiving in vRealize Log Insight

Region A

Management cluster

vRealize Log Insight

1615

172.16.15.251

/V2D_vDP_MgmtA_4TB

4 TB

SFO01A-NFS01-VDP01

Region A

Management cluster

vSphere Data Protection

1625

172.16.25.251

/V2D_vRA_ComputeA_1TB

1 TB

SFO01A-NFS01-VRALIB01

Region A

Shared edge and compute cluster

vRealize Automation

1715

172.17.15.251

/V2D_vRLI_MgmtB_1TB

1 TB

NFS mount for log archiving in vRealize Log Insight

Region B

Management cluster

vRealize Log Insight

1715

172.17.15.251

/V2D_vDP_MgmtB_4TB

4 TB

LAX01A-NFS01-VDP01

Region B

Management cluster

vSphere Data Protection

1725

172.17.25.251

/V2D_vRA_ComputeB_1TB

1 TB

LAX01A-NFS01-VRALIB01

Region B

Shared edge and compute cluster

vRealize Automation

Customer-Specific Datastore for the Shared Edge and Compute Clusters

To enable the deployment of virtual appliances that are a part of the NSX deployment and to provide storage for tenant workloads, before you begin implementing your SDDC you must set up datastores for the shared edge and compute cluster for each region. This validated design contains guidance for datastore setup only for the SDDC management components. For more information about the datastore types that are supported for the shared and edge cluster, see Shared Storage Design in the VMware Validated Design Architecture and Design documentation.