Host space and sizing requirements for Plug-in for VMware vSphere

Before you begin installation of the Plug-in for VMware vSphere, you should be familiar with some basic host system space and sizing requirements.

The following space and sizing requirements apply to all configurations of the Plug-in for VMware vSphere: installed on the SnapCenter Server host or on a dedicated Windows host.

Item Requirements
Operating Systems Microsoft Windows

For the latest information about supported versions, see the NetApp Interoperability Matrix Tool (IMT).

NetApp Interoperability Matrix Tool

Minimum install and log space for the SnapCenter plug-in on the host 2 GB
Note: You should allocate sufficient disk space and monitor the storage consumption by using the logs folder. The log space required varies depending on the number of the entities to be protected and the frequency of data protection operations. If there is no sufficient disk space, the logs will not be created for the recently run operations.
Required Software Packages
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 or later
  • Windows Management Framework (WMF) 4.0 or later
  • PowerShell 4.0 or later

For the latest information about supported versions, see the NetApp Interoperability Matrix Tool (IMT).

NetApp Interoperability Matrix Tool

RAM and CPU requirements depend upon where the Plug-in for VMware vSphere is installed.

If the plug-in is installed on... Requirements
SnapCenter Server host Requirements for the SnapCenter Server host are:
  • RAM: Minimum 8 GB
  • CPUs: Minimum 4 cores

No additional resources are needed for the Plug-in for VMware vSphere.

Dedicated host Requirements are the same as for all other plug-ins.
  • RAM for the Plug-in for VMware vSphere on the host: Minimum 1 GB
  • CPUs: Minimum 1 core