Why is vCenter so big?

2020-09-13 by No Comments

Why is vCenter so big?

After upgrading a vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) multiple times, it might result in having very large virtual disks. The reason for the growth is, whenever you upgrade the vCenter you have to select a bigger size.

How do I free up space on my vCenter appliance?

How to: Clear log files vCenter Server Appliance

  1. Step 1: log into vcenter server appliance. You need to log into the vcenter server appliance using the console.
  2. Step 2: Check disk space.
  3. Step 3: Find Large Files.
  4. Step 4: Change directory.
  5. Step 5: Delete the large file.
  6. Step 6: Reboot.

How do I truncate a vCenter database?

To truncate the tables, execute these SQL statements: truncate table VPX_HIST_STAT1; Note: In vCenter Server 5.1and 5.5, the table name is VPX_HIST_STAT1_n.

How do I clean my vCenter database?

Resolution: How to purge old data in vcenter database in SQL Server.

  1. Connect to Servername\SQL Database and log in with the appropriate credentials.
  2. Click databases to expand and select VIM_VCDB > Tables.
  3. Right-click the dbo.
  4. Modify event.
  5. Modify task.
  6. Run the built-in stored procedure.

Why does vCenter need so much storage?

The usual reason is, that the vcenter db size is bloated by historical performance data, which you usually do not need to migrate. So in order to be able to select a smaller vcsa size in the installer, you should first delete the performance data in the old db an run the installer afterwards.

How much space does vCenter need?

Storage Requirements for the vCenter Server Appliance

Default Storage Size X-Large Storage Size
Tiny environment (up to 10 hosts or 100 virtual machines) 463 GB 3293 GB
Small environment (up to 100 hosts or 1,000 virtual machines) 528 GB 3343 GB
Medium environment (up to 400 hosts or 4,000 virtual machine) 748 GB 3508 GB

How do I increase hard drive space in vSphere 7?

Right-click the virtual machine. Click Edit Settings. Select Virtual Disk. Increase the size of the disk.

How do I increase hard drive space in vSphere 6?

ESX, VI Client and vSphere

  1. Open the VMware Infrastructure (VI) client and connect with vCenter or the ESX host machine.
  2. Right-click on the virtual machine.
  3. Click on Edit settings.
  4. Select Virtual Disk.
  5. Enter the desired size for the virtual hard disk.

How do I connect to a SQL vCenter database?

To connect to the vCenter Server database using SQL Server Management Studio Express:

  1. Start SQL Server Management Studio Express.
  2. If the Connect to Server dialog does not appear, click File > Connect Object Explorer.
  3. Enter . \VIM_SQLEXP in the Server Name field.
  4. Click Connect.

How do I purge SQL database?

In Object Explorer, connect to an instance of the SQL Server Database Engine and then expand that instance. Expand Databases, right-click the database from which to delete the file, and then click Properties. Select the Files page. In the Database files grid, select the file to delete and then click Remove.

How much RAM do I need for Vcenter?

Hardware Requirements for the vCenter Server Appliance

Number of vCPUs Memory
Small environment (up to 100 hosts or 1,000 virtual machines) 4 19 GB
Medium environment (up to 400 hosts or 4,000 virtual machine) 8 28 GB
Large environment (up to 1,000 hosts or 10,000 virtual machines) 16 37 GB

What happens when ESXi hosts are put into lockdown mode?

Strict Lockdown mode: In strict lockdown mode the DCUI service is stopped. If the connection to vCenter Server is lost and the vSphere Web Client is no longer available, the ESXi host becomes unavailable unless the ESXi Shell and SSH services are enabled and Exception Users are defined.