Before you deploy the Consolidated SDDC, you must allocate enough compute and storage resources to accommodate the footprint of the management workloads.

Note:

Storage footprint shows allocated space. Do not consider it if you use thin provisioning according to this validated design.

Virtual Infrastructure Footprint

Allocate the following number of virtual CPUs, amount of RAM and storage space for the management components of the virtual infrastructure layer of the SDDC:

Table 1. Virtual Infrastructure Footprint

Management Component

Operating System

vCPUs

vRAM (GB)

Storage (GB)

Consolidated vCenter Server

Virtual Appliance

4

16

260

Platform Services Controller for the Consolidated vCenter Server

Virtual Appliance

2

4

55

NSX Manager for the consolidated cluster

Virtual Appliance

4

16

60

NSX Controller 01 for the consolidated cluster

Virtual Appliance

4

4

20

NSX Controller 02 for the consolidated cluster

Virtual Appliance

4

4

20

NSX Controller 03 for the consolidated cluster

Virtual Appliance

4

4

20

NSX Edge Services Gateway 1 - ECMP

Virtual Appliance

2

1

1

NSX Edge Services Gateway 2 - ECMP

Virtual Appliance

2

1

1

NSX Edge Services Gateway 1 - Load Balancer

Virtual Appliance

2

1

1

NSX Edge Services Gateway 2 - Load Balancer

Virtual Appliance

2

1

1

NSX Edge Services Gateway 1 - UDLR

Virtual Appliance

2

1

1

NSX Edge Services Gateway 2 - UDLR

Virtual Appliance

2

1

1

Update Manager Download Service

Linux Virtual Machine

2

2

120

Total

-

36

56

561

Cloud Management Platform

Allocate the following number of virtual CPUs, amount of RAM and storage space for the management components of the Cloud Management Platform layer of the SDDC:

Table 2. Cloud Management Platform Footprint

Management Component

Operating System

vCPUs

vRAM (GB)

Storage (GB)

vRealize Automation Appliance

Virtual Appliance

4

18

65

vRealize Automation IaaS Web Server

Windows Server Virtual Machine

2

4

60

vRealize Automation IaaS Manager Server

Windows Server Virtual Machine

4

8

60

vRealize Business for Cloud Server

Virtual Appliance

4

8

50

vRealize Business for Cloud Data Collector

Virtual Appliance

4

2

50

Microsoft SQL Server

Windows Server Virtual Machine

8

16

200

Total

-

26

56

485

Operations Management

Allocate the following number of virtual CPUs, amount of RAM and storage space for the management components of the Operations Management layer of the SDDC:

Table 3. Operations Management Footprint

Management Component

Operating System

vCPUs

vRAM (GB)

Storage (GB)

vRealize Operations Manager Master

Virtual Appliance

8

32

274

vRealize Operations Manager Remote Collector

Virtual Appliance

2

4

274

vRealize Log Insight Master

Virtual Appliance

4

8

530.5

vSphere Data Protection

Virtual Appliance

4

8

6,200

Total

-

14

52

7,278.5