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VMWare VDP: error

Hi,

I'm trying to setup VDP  in a lab.

Everything works fine BUT the fact that I only have 2 CPU's in my ESXI.

I get the error VDP: Failed, the specified number of CPUs 4 is invalid.

Note: it asks to assign 3 disks (?) during install, not sure what that is, I point it to a datastore of 1TB.

Please advise.

J.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Just reduce the number of vCPU to 2.

It needs to assign disks to the appliance, these disks are used for the repository.

If you are using on your MicroServer, I do not think you will have the performance to run it.

VDP appliance is very resource intensive, needing at least 4 vCPU and 10-16GB of RAM.

You can test this, see how long it takes to startup, it should take 10 minutes, how long does it take to startup on a Microserver?
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
It is not possible to select less dan 4 cpu, that is actually my issue.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I've just edited our server, and reduce to 1 vCPU.

Make sure there are no Reservations for 4, or MHz/CPU GHz!
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
There are no reservations. However, it seems you cannot setup without having 4 CPU's, you can reduce the cpu's, but you cannot do initial setup without 4 CPU's.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Oh, you've not even deployed the OVF yet!

Yes, that's correct, you must meet the specifications to deploy the OVF/OVA.

Deploy to another server with the resource, and then move.

BUT, your environment will be too under power to use VDP!
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