List of VMDKs/Partitions for a vCenter Server 7.0 - Size Mount point and Purpose
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List of VMDKs/Partitions for a vCenter Server 7.0 - Size Mount point and Purpose


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VMware vCenter Server


This table provides a list of VMDKs and their respective components within the vCenter Server 7.0.


VMware vCenter Server 7.0.x


Note: The sizes provided are generated from a vCenter Server 7.0 deployed using a Tiny specification with a Default Storage Size. Your environment may differ depending on the sizing used. File names follow traditional VMDK naming conventions and as such, VMDK1 will be vmname.vmdk, and VMDK2 will be vmname_1.vmdk, and so forth.
Default Size
(Tiny with Default Storage Size)
Mount PointPurpose
VMDK148GB/ (46GB)
/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
VMDK1350GB/storage/archiveVMware Postgres database’s Write-Ahead Logging (WAL) location
VMDK1410GB/storage/vtsdbVMware vTSDB Service Repository that stores the stats
VMDK155GB/storage/vtsdblogVMware vTSDB Service Repository that stores the logs of the service
VMDK16100GB/storage/lifecycleWorkload Control Plane service stage directory or software depot, this stores the binaries for install and update/upgrade.