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

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

Virtual Infrastructure Layer

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

Table 1. Virtual Infrastructure Layer Footprint for Consolidated SDDC
Management Component Operating System vCPUs Memory (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 0.5 1
NSX Edge Services Gateway 2 - UDLR Virtual Appliance 2 0.5 1
Total 34 vCPU 53 GB 441 GB

Operations Management Layer

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

Table 2. Operations Management Layer Footprint for Consolidated SDDC
Management Component Operating System vCPUs Memory (GB) Storage (GB)
Update Manager Download Service Linux Virtual Machine 2 2 120
vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Virtual Appliance 2 16 135
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
Total 18 vCPU 62 GB 1,333 GB

Cloud Management Layer

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

Table 3. Cloud Management Layer Footprint for Consolidated SDDC
Management Component Operating System vCPUs Memory (GB) Storage (GB)
vRealize Automation Server Appliance Virtual Appliance 4 18 140
vRealize Automation IaaS Web Server Windows Server Virtual Machine 2 8 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 vCPU 60 GB 560 GB