Set the inventory size of the VMware vCenter Server Appliance based on the number of hosts and virtual machines that you plan to have in the VMware vCenter Server Appliance inventory.

Before you begin

Install the VMware vCenter Server Appliance and configure the database. See Configure Database Settings for the VMware vCenter Server Appliance and the vSphere Installation and Setup documentation.

Procedure

  1. Power off the VMware vCenter Server Appliance virtual machine where it is installed.
  2. Right-click the VMware vCenter Server Appliance virtual machine in the inventory pane and select Edit Settings.
  3. On the Hardware tab, select Memory.
  4. Set the memory size based on your planned inventory size. These memory options apply only to VMware vCenter Server Appliance running external Oracle database.

    Option

    Description

    8GB or higher

    Memory requirement for fewer than 10 hosts and 100 virtual machines in the VMware vCenter Server Appliance inventory.

    16GB or higher

    Memory requirement for between 10 and 100 hosts or between 100 and 1000 virtual machines in the VMware vCenter Server Appliance inventory.

    24GB or higher

    Memory requirement for between 100 and 400 hosts or between 1000 and 4000 virtual machines in the VMware vCenter Server Appliance inventory.

    32GB or higher

    Memory requirement for over 400 hosts or 4000 virtual machines in the VMware vCenter Server Appliance inventory.

  5. Click OK.