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

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

NFS Exports for Management Components

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

Table 1. NFS Export Configuration 

Region

VLAN

Server

Export

Size

Map As

Cluster

Component

Region A

1615

172.16.15.251

/V2D_vRLI_MgmtA_400GB

400 GB

NFS datastore for log archiving in vRealize Log Insight

Management cluster

vRealize Log Insight

1615

172.16.15.251

/V2D_vDP_MgmtA_6TB

6 TB

sfo01-m01-vdp01

Management cluster

vSphere Data Protection

1625

172.16.25.251

/V2D_vRA_ComputeA_1TB

1 TB

sfo01-w01-lib01

Shared edge and compute cluster

vRealize Automation

Region B

1715

172.17.15.251

/V2D_vRLI_MgmtB_400GB

400 GB

NFS mount for log archiving in vRealize Log Insight

Management cluster

vRealize Log Insight

1715

172.17.15.251

/V2D_vDP_MgmtB_6TB

6 TB

lax01-m01-vdp01

Management cluster

vSphere Data Protection

1725

172.17.25.251

/V2D_vRA_ComputeB_1TB

1 TB

lax01-w01-lib01

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.