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VCSA 6.5 system requirements

VMware has announced the VMware vSphere 6.5 at the end of last year. vSphere 6.5 includes some of new features & new improvements compared to current version of vSphere 6. With launch of vSphere 6.5 VMware also announced the newer version of vCenter Server Appliance 6.5. vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 provides simplified & user friendly installation as compared to the earlier versions. Just like before now the installer does not require any plugin to Install & deploy the Appliance.

In this post we will see on what are the system requirements to deploy the vCenter Server Appliance 6.5. So that you can easily deploy the VCSA 6.5 in your environment.

Hardware Requirements for vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 according to various environment sizes :-

Deployment SizevCPUMemory(GB)Storage(GB)Hosts(up to)VM’s (up to)

VCSA 6.5 provides 5 different deployment size options. You can see on the above table that you can find out which deployment size is perfect for your environment & you can also see that how much cpu & memory will be required for deployment. It also shows that how much maximum hosts & vm can be supported according to deployment sizes.

Storage Requirements for vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 :-

Environment SizeDefault Storage Size (GB)Large Storage Size (GB)X-Large Storage Size (GB)

In Above table you can see the storage requirements for vCenter Server Appliance. Default size is listed are the default values w.r.t environment size & if you have very large environment then you can choose the storage sizes according to that.

Software Requirements for vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 :-

ESXi5.5 or later versions
vCenter Server Instance5.5 or later versions

In the above table you can see that for deploying vCenter Server Appliance you will require vsphere 5.5 or later versions.

Network Port Requirements for vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 :-

Port NoProtocolDescription
53DNS Service
88TCPActive Directory
443TCPvSphere Web Client
514UDPvSphere Syslog collector
636TCPvCenter Single Sign-On
902TCP/UDPUsed to send data & manage ESXi hosts.
1514TCP/UDPvSphere Syslog collector TLS
2012TCPControl Interface RPC for vCenter Single Sign-On
2014TCPRPC port for VMware Certificate Authority APIs
2015TCPDNS Management
2020TCP/UDPAuthentication Framework management
5480TCPvCenter Appliance Management Interface
6500TCP/UDPESXi Dump Collector Port
6501TCPAuto Deploy Service
6502TCPAuto Deploy Management
7080, 12721TCPSecure Token Service
7081TCPVMware Platform Service Controller Web Client
7444TCPSecure Token Service for Backward Compatibility
8200 , 8201 , 8300 , 8301TCPAppliance Management
8084TCPvSphere Update Manager SOAP
9084TCPvSphere Update Manager Web Server
9087TCPvSphere Update Manager Secure Web Server
9123TCPMigration Assistant
9443TCPvSphere Web Client HTTPS
11711TCPvCenter Single Sign-On LDAP for Backward Compatibility
11712TCPvCenter Single Sign-On Secure LDAP for Backward Compatibility


Checkout Our Posts on vSphere 6.5:

How to Install ESXi 6.5 Step by Step ?

How to Install vCenter Server 6.5 Step by Step ?

How to Install VCSA 6.5 Step by Step ?

Checkout Our Posts on vSphere 6.5 Upgrade Series:

How to Upgrade ESXi 6 to ESXi 6.5 Step by Step ?

How to Upgrade VCSA 6 to VCSA 6.5 Step by Step ?

How to Upgrade vCenter Server 6 to vCenter Server 6.5 Step by Step ?

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Mayur Parmar

Hi I am Mayur Parmar. Independent Author & Founder of Mastering VMware. I am working in IT industry for more than 4 Years with knowledge of VMware , Microsoft Server's, Linux Server's.

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