vivath
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vCenter Server 6.5 appliance Database

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Dear All expert,

I have one case need you all to assist by giving advice. In vCenter Server 6.5 appliance has been separated by four types and prerequisite as below.

Resource

Requirement

Disk storage on the host machine

Embedded Platform Services Controller:

  • Tiny: 120GB
  • Small: 150GB
  • Medium: 300GB
  • Large: 450GB
External Platform Services Controller:
  • Tiny: 86GB
  • Small: 108GB
  • Medium: 220GB
  • Large: 280GB
External Platform Services Controller Appliance:
  • Tiny: 30GB
  • Small: 30GB
  • Medium: 30GB
  • Large: 30GB
Memory in the vCenter Server AppliancePlatform Services Controller Only: 2GB Ram

All components on one Appliance.
  • Tiny: 8GB RAM
  • Small: 16GB RAM
  • Medium: 24GB RAM
  • Large: 32GB - 64GB RAM
CPUs in the vCenter Server AppliancePlatform Services Controller Only: 2 CPUs

All components on one Appliance.
  • Tiny: 2 CPUs
  • Small: 4 CPUs
  • Medium: 8 CPUs
  • Large: 16 CPUs

Notes:

  • Tiny Environment (up to 10 Hosts, 100 Virtual Machines)
  • Small Environment (up to 100 Hosts, 1,000 Virtual Machines)
  • Medium Environment (up to 400 Hosts, 4,000 Virtual Machines)
  • Large Environment (up to 1,000 Hosts, 10,000 Virtual Machines)

* and I see on prerequisite on Database as below:

Database Type

Configuration Notes

Embedded PostgreSQL

For vCenter Server 6.5, the bundled PostgreSQL database is suitable for environments with up to 20 hosts and 200 virtual machines.

Important

If you use the embedded PostgreSQL database, uninstalling vCenter Server on Windows, uninstalls the embedded database, and all data is lost.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 or higher

Ensure that the machine has a valid ODBC DSN entry.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Ensure that the machine has a valid ODBC DSN entry.

Microsoft SQL Server 2014

Ensure that the machine has a valid ODBC DSN entry.

Oracle 11g and Oracle 12c

Ensure that the machine has a valid ODBC DSN entry.

After you complete the vCenter Server installation, apply the latest patch to the Oracle client and server.

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My Question is if i would to use vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 for Large platform, Can I use with ProgreSQL embedded Database or not? or I have to integrated vCenter server appliance with external Database?

one more thing, regarding to external DB, beside Oracle and SQL  server, Can I use with MySQL or ProgreSQL (external, not embedded one) instead?

Thank you for all of your values advice.

Vivath

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vembutech1
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For vCenter server 6.5 Larger platform, you can't use embedded PostgreSQL database, you have to use SQL server std or higher or Oracle database.

There is no provision to use external DB other than MS SQL and Oracle. All in all either you have to use embedded PostgreSQL or external database of MSSQL and Oracle.

For more info,

VMware Product Interoperability Matrices

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vembutech1
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For vCenter server 6.5 Larger platform, you can't use embedded PostgreSQL database, you have to use SQL server std or higher or Oracle database.

There is no provision to use external DB other than MS SQL and Oracle. All in all either you have to use embedded PostgreSQL or external database of MSSQL and Oracle.

For more info,

VMware Product Interoperability Matrices

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