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

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 RAM and storage space for the management components of the virtual infrastructure layer of the SDDC in Region B:

Table 1. Virtual Infrastructure Layer Footprint for Region B
Management Component Operating System vCPUs vRAM (GB) Storage (GB)
Management vCenter Server Virtual Appliance 4 16 270
Management Platform Services Controller Virtual Appliance 2 4 55
Management NSX Manager Virtual Appliance 4 16 60
Management NSX Edge Services Gateway 1 - ECMP Virtual Appliance 2 1 2
Management NSX Edge Services Gateway 2 - ECMP Virtual Appliance 2 1 2
Management NSX Edge Services Gateway 1 - Load Balancer Virtual Appliance 2 1 2
Management NSX Edge Services Gateway 2 - Load Balancer Virtual Appliance 2 1 2
Management NSX Edge Services Gateway 1 - UDLR Virtual Appliance 2 0.5 2
Management NSX Edge Services Gateway 2 - UDLR Virtual Appliance 2 0.5 2
Management NSX Edge Services Gateway 1 - OneArm Load Balancer Virtual Appliance 2 1 2
Management NSX Edge Services Gateway 2 - OneArm Load Balancer Virtual Appliance 2 1 2
Compute vCenter Server Virtual Appliance 16 32 599
Compute Platform Services Controller Virtual Appliance 2 4 55
Compute NSX Manager Virtual Appliance 4 16 60
Compute NSX Controller 01 Virtual Appliance 4 4 28
Compute NSX Controller 02 Virtual Appliance 4 4 28
Compute NSX Controller 03 Virtual Appliance 4 4 28
Compute NSX Edge Services Gateway 1 - ECMP Virtual Appliance 2 1 2
Compute NSX Edge Services Gateway 2 - ECMP Virtual Appliance 2 1 2
Compute NSX Edge Services Gateway 1 - UDLR Virtual Appliance 2 0.5 2
Compute NSX Edge Services Gateway 2 - UDLR Virtual Appliance 2 0.5 2
Compute NSX Edge Services Gateway 1 - DLR Virtual Appliance 2 0.5 2
Compute NSX Edge Services Gateway 2 - DLR Virtual Appliance 2 0.5 2
Total 70 vCPU 111 GB 1,211 GB

Operations Management Layer

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 in Region B:

Table 2. Operations Management Layer Footprint for Region B
Management Component Operating System vCPUs vRAM (GB) Storage (GB)
Update Manager Download Service Linux Virtual Machine 2 2 120
vRealize Operations Manager Remote Collector 1 Virtual Appliance 2 4 274
vRealize Operations Manager Remote Collector 2 Virtual Appliance 2 4 274
vRealize Log Insight Node 1 Virtual Appliance 8 16 530
vRealize Log Insight Node 2 Virtual Appliance 8 16 530
vRealize Log Insight Node 3 Virtual Appliance 8 16 530
Total 30 vCPU 58 GB 2,258 GB

Cloud Management Layer

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

Table 3. Cloud Management Layer Footprint for Region B
Management Component Operating System vCPUs vRAM (GB) Storage (GB)
vRealize Automation Proxy Agent 1 Windows Server Virtual Machine 2 8 60
vRealize Automation Proxy Agent 2 Windows Server Virtual Machine 2 8 60
vRealize Business for Cloud Data Collector Virtual Appliance 4 2 50
Total 8 vCPU 18 GB 170 GB

Business Continuity Layer

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

Table 4. Business Continuity Layer Footprint for Region B
Management Component Operating System vCPUs vRAM (GB) Storage (GB)
Management Site Recovery Manager Windows Server Virtual Machine 2 4 40
Management vSphere Replication Virtual Appliance 4 4 18
Total 6 vCPU 8 GB 58 GB

Additional Footprint for Disaster Recovery

Allocate the following number of virtual CPUs, amount of RAM and storage space for the management components of the SDDC that are replicated and failed over to Region B as part of the disaster recovery plans.

Table 5. Disaster Recovery Footprint in Region B
Management Component Operating System vCPUs vRAM (GB) Storage (GB)
Management NSX Controller 01 Virtual Appliance 4 4 28
Management NSX Controller 02 Virtual Appliance 4 4 28
Management NSX Controller 03 Virtual Appliance 4 4 28
vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Virtual Appliance 2 16 135
vRealize Operations Manager Node 1 Virtual Appliance 8 32 1,298
vRealize Operations Manager Node 2 Virtual Appliance 8 32 1,298
vRealize Operations Manager Node 3 Virtual Appliance 8 32 1,298
vRealize Automation Server Appliance 1 Virtual Appliance 4 18 140
vRealize Automation Server Appliance 2 Virtual Appliance 4 18 140
vRealize Automation Server Appliance 3 Virtual Appliance 4 18 140
vRealize Automation IaaS Web Server 1 Windows Server Virtual Machine 2 8 60
vRealize Automation IaaS Web Server 2 Windows Server Virtual Machine 2 8 60
vRealize Automation IaaS Manager Server 1 Windows Server Virtual Machine 2 8 60
vRealize Automation IaaS Manager Server 2 Windows Server Virtual Machine 2 8 60
vRealize Automation IaaS DEM Worker 1 Windows Server Virtual Machine 2 8 60
vRealize Automation IaaS DEM Worker 2 Windows Server Virtual Machine 2 8 60
vRealize Business for Cloud Server Virtual Appliance 4 8 50
Microsoft SQL Server Windows Server Virtual Machine 8 16 200
Total 74 vCPU 250 GB 5,143 GB