For certain features of the SDDC, such as back up and restore, log archiving, and content library, you must provide secondary storage.
This VMware Validated Design uses NFS as its secondary storage. While vRealize Automation supports any type of secondary storage, using vRealize Log Insight requires NFS storage for archive purposes.
For information about the approximate sizes of all management components, see Management Workload Footprint. Consider these sizes in the storage requirements for your VMware vSphere Storage APIs for Data Protection-based backup solution.
You must also provide a validated datastore to the shared edge and compute cluster for storing NSX Controller instances, NSX Edge instances, and tenant workloads.
NFS Exports for Management Components
The management applications in the SDDC use NFS exports with the following paths:
|Region A||1615||172.16.15.251||/VVD_vRLI_MgmtA_400GB||400 GB||NFS datastore for log archiving in vRealize Log Insight||Management cluster||vRealize Log Insight|
|1615||172.16.15.251||/VVD_backup01_nfs01_MgmtA_6TB||6 TB||sfo01-m01-bkp01||Management cluster||VADP-based Backup Solution|
|1625||172.16.25.251||/VVD_vRA_ComputeA_1TB||1 TB||sfo01-w01-lib01||Shared edge and compute cluster||vRealize Automation|
|Region B||1715||172.17.15.251||/VVD_vRLI_MgmtB_400GB||400 GB||NFS mount for log archiving in vRealize Log Insight||Management cluster||vRealize Log Insight|
|1715||172.17.15.251||/VVD_backup01_nfs01_MgmtB_6TB||6 TB||lax01-m01-bkp01||Management cluster||VADP-based Backup Solution|
|1725||172.17.25.251||/VVD_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
Before you begin implementing your SDDC, to enable the deployment of virtual appliances that are a part of the NSX deployment and to provide storage for tenant workloads, 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.