When you install vCenter Server, your system must meet minimum storage requirements.

The storage requirements per folder depend on the deployment model that you decide to install. During installation, you can select a folder other than the default C:\Program Files\VMware folder to install vCenter Server and the Platform Services Controller. You can also select a folder other than the default C:\ProgramData\VMware\vCenterServer\ in which to store data.

vCenter Server Minimum Storage Requirements Depending On the Deployment Model

Default Folder

vCenter Server with an Embedded Platform Services Controller

vCenter Server with an External Platform Services Controller

External Platform Services Controller

Program Files

6 GB

6 GB

1 GB

ProgramData

8 GB

8 GB

2 GB

System folder (to cache the MSI installer)

3 GB

3 GB

1 GB