When you install vCenter Server, your system must meet minimum storage requirements.

The storage requirements per folder depend on the deployment model that you decide to install. During installation, you can select a folder other than the default C:\Program Files\VMware folder to install vCenter Server and the Platform Services Controller. You can also select a folder other than the default C:\ProgramData\VMware\vCenterServer\ in which to store data.

Table 1. vCenter Server Minimum Storage Requirements Depending On the Deployment Model
Default Folder vCenter Server with an Embedded Platform Services Controller vCenter Server with an External Platform Services Controller External Platform Services Controller
Program Files 6 GB 6 GB 1 GB
ProgramData 8 GB 8 GB 2 GB
System folder (to cache the MSI installer) 3 GB 3 GB 1 GB