VMware Cloud Director: System Requirements


Install the Virtual Server Agent (VSA) on a physical machine, or on a virtual machine in VMware Cloud Director or VMware. The machine where the VSA is installed can act as a VSA proxy to perform backups and restores.

A VSA proxy must meet the following requirements:

  • Run one of the following types of machines:

    • Windows Server 2022

    • Windows Server 2019

    • Windows Server 2016

    • Windows Server 2012 R2 (VMware Cloud Director version 10.1 and earlier versions)

    • For Linux proxy support, deploy a File Recovery Enabler for Linux (FREL) to serve as a Virtual Server Agent proxy for VMware Cloud Director. See Configuring a Linux Proxy for VMware Cloud Director.

  • Minimum of 100 GB disk space.

  • Minimum of 4 GB RAM, beyond the requirements of the operating system and any other running applications.

    If the CommServe software, MediaAgent, and VSA are all installed on the same VM, provide a minimum of 10 GB RAM.

VMware Cloud Director Supported Versions

VMware Cloud Director 5.1.x, 5.5.x, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 9.0, 9.1, 9.5, 9.7, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4

Note: For version 10.3 or later, the Commvault CommServe software and access node must adhere to the Supported Security Protocols and Cipher Suites in the VMware Cloud Director 10.3 Release Notes.