List of VMDKs for a vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 - Size Mount point and Purpose
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List of VMDKs for a vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 - Size Mount point and Purpose


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This table provides a list of VMDKs in a vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 and their respective components.


Note: The sizes provided are generated from a vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 deployed using a Tiny specification. Your environment may differ depending on the sizing used.
Default Size
Mount PointPurpose
VMDK112GB/ (10GB)
/boot (132MB)
Directory where the kernel images and boot loader configurations are stored.
VMDK21.8GB/tmpDirectory used to store temporary files generated or used by services from vCenter Server
VMDK325GBSWAPDirectory used when the system is out of memory to swap to disk
VMDK425GB/storage/coreDirectory where core dumps from VPXD process from the vCenter Server are stored
VMDK510GB/storage/logDirectory where vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller store all logs for the environment
VMDK610GB/storage/dbVMware Postgres database storage location
VMDK75GB/storage/dblogVMware Postgres database logging location
VMDK810GB/storage/seatStats, Events, Alarms and Tasks (SEAT) directory for VMware Postgres
VMDK91GB/storage/netdumpVMware Netdump collector repository that stores ESXi dumps
VMDK1010GB/storage/autodeployVMware Auto Deploy repository that stores the thinpackages used for stateless booting of ESXi hosts
VMDK1110GB/storage/imagebuilderVMware Image Builder repository that stores the vSphere image profiles, software depots and VIB packages, such as driver VIBs and update VIBs.
VMDK12100GB/storage/updatemgrVMware Update Manager repository where patches and updates are stored for Virtual Machine and ESXi hosts