Before you deploy vSphere Data Protection in the ROBO, verify that your environment satisfies the requirements for this deployment. 

IP Addresses and Host Names

Verify that static IP address and FQDN for vSphere Data Protection are available for the ROBO SDDC deployment.

Table 1. IP Addresses and Host Names for vSphere Data Protection in ROBO

Network Setting


IP address



DNS servers

Default gateway

Subnet mask

Deployment Prerequisites

Verify that you have fulfilled the following prerequisites in addition to the networking settings.



Initial Storage

  • Virtual disk provisioning

    • Thin

  • Required storage

    • Secondary Storage

Software Features

  • vSphere

    • ROBO vCenter Server

    • ROBO cluster with enabled vSphere DRS and HA

    • ROBO cluster configured with resource pools for the management components, edge components and compute components.

    • vSphere Distributed Switch configured for the vSphere management network

Installation Package

Download the .ova file of the vSphere Data Protection virtual appliance on the machine where you use the vSphere Web Client.