When you deploy the vCenter Server Appliance, the host on which you deploy the appliance must meet minimum storage requirements. The required storage depends not only on the size of the vSphere environment, but also on the disk provisioning mode.

The storage requirements depend on the deployment model that you select to deploy.

Table 1. vCenter Server Minimum Storage Requirements Depending On the Deployment Model

vCenter Server Appliance with an Embedded Platform Services Controller

vCenter Server Appliance with an External Platform Services Controller

External Platform Services Controller Appliance

Tiny environment (up to 10 hosts, 100 virtual machines)

120 GB

86 GB

30 GB

Small environment (up to 100 hosts, 1,000 virtual machines)

150 GB

108 GB

30 GB

Medium environment (up to 400 hosts, 4,000 virtual machine)

300 GB

220 GB

30 GB

Large environment (up to 1,000 hosts, 10,000 virtual machines)

450 GB

280 GB

30 GB