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 Size||vCPU||Memory(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 Size||Default 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 :-
|ESXi||5.5 or later versions|
|vCenter Server Instance||5.5 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 :-
|443||TCP||vSphere Web Client|
|514||UDP||vSphere Syslog collector|
|636||TCP||vCenter Single Sign-On|
|902||TCP/UDP||Used to send data & manage ESXi hosts.|
|1514||TCP/UDP||vSphere Syslog collector TLS|
|2012||TCP||Control Interface RPC for vCenter Single Sign-On|
|2014||TCP||RPC port for VMware Certificate Authority APIs|
|2020||TCP/UDP||Authentication Framework management|
|5480||TCP||vCenter Appliance Management Interface|
|6500||TCP/UDP||ESXi Dump Collector Port|
|6501||TCP||Auto Deploy Service|
|6502||TCP||Auto Deploy Management|
|7080, 12721||TCP||Secure Token Service|
|7081||TCP||VMware Platform Service Controller Web Client|
|7444||TCP||Secure Token Service for Backward Compatibility|
|8200 , 8201 , 8300 , 8301||TCP||Appliance Management|
|8084||TCP||vSphere Update Manager SOAP|
|9084||TCP||vSphere Update Manager Web Server|
|9087||TCP||vSphere Update Manager Secure Web Server|
|9443||TCP||vSphere Web Client HTTPS|
|11711||TCP||vCenter Single Sign-On LDAP for Backward Compatibility|
|11712||TCP||vCenter Single Sign-On Secure LDAP for Backward Compatibility|
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