VMvvol
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Enthusiast

vCenter size changing

we are planning to create one common vcenter for some use case

My question: based on current assessment, we came to deploy it as small size, lets assume down the road, if we need to change VC size from small to large is it possible?

Thank you,
Volga.

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Sravan_k
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It is absolutely yes, yo can change vCenter size as you go

Best VMware KB for doing this task: VMware Knowledge Base  [This KB is up to date as per last week]

Regards,

Vkmr.

Alex_Romeo
Leadership
Leadership

Hi,

Yes, it's possible

VMware Knowledge Base

https://blog.ganser.com/increase-disk-space-on-vcsa-6-7/

while you decide the size of the vCenter, take a look also at Storage Requirements:

Storage Requirements for the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance

Alessandro Romeo

Blog: https://www.aleadmin.it/
VMvvol
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Thanks for confirming

can we get the below same screen when I upgrade my vcenter so that we can pick from drop down and select some other size?

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Thank you,

Volga.

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Sravan_k
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Well, I think the sizing options and drop downs [tiny, small, medium, large and so on] are shown only initially, also this setting will not save or cached in any of config file.

but if I am not wrong if you are upgrading VC using ISO image you will see the same screen again and can able to change the size settings as per your growth

Regards,
Vkmr.

Alex_Romeo
Leadership
Leadership

Hi,

You can only see the screen in your image if you update the vCenter. If instead you want to increase the size of the vCenter you have to follow the second link 'Resize down the road"

Update vcenter screens:

vSphere 6.7 aggiornare vCSA 6.5 a 6.7 - pt.2 • Nolabnoparty

enter the dimensions you prefer (this is an example):

IMG_0708.JPG

Resize down the road:

Increase Disk Space On VCSA 6.5: It's Not as Difficult as You Think

Alesandro Romeo

Blog: https://www.aleadmin.it/