Before you deploy vSphere Data Protection, 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 SDDC deployment.

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

Network Setting


IP address



Primary DNS server

Secondary DNS server

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

    • 6 TB

Software Features

  • vSphere

    • Consolidated vCenter Server

    • Consolidated cluster with enabled DRS and HA.

    • vSphere Distributed Switch configured for the vSphere management network

Installation Package

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