For certain features of the SDDC components, such as backup and restore and log archiving, you must provide secondary storage.

NFS Exports for Consolidated Pod Components

This VMware Validated Design uses NFS as its secondary storage. While vRealize Automation and vSphere Data Protection support any type of secondary storage for their functionality, using vRealize Log Insight requires NFS storage.

Table 1. NFS Export Configuration 

VLAN

Server

Export

Size

Map As

Cluster

Component

1615

172.16.15.251

/V2D_vRLI_Consolidated_250GB

250 GB

NFS datastore for log archiving in vRealize Log Insight

Consolidated

vRealize Log Insight

1615

172.16.15.251

/V2D_vDP_Consolidated_6TB

6 TB

sfo01-w01-vdp01

Consolidated

vSphere Data Protection