VCSA filesystem

VMDK1 12GB / (10GB) Boot directory where the kernel images and boot load configurations go
/boot (132MB)
VMDK2 1.3GB /tmp Temporary directory used to store temporary files generated or used by services from vCenter Server
VMDK3 25GB SWAP Swap directory used when the system is out of memory to swap to disk
VMDK4 25GB /storage/core Core directory where core dumps from VPXD process from the vCenter Server are stored,
VMDK5 10GB /storage/log Log directory where vCenter Server stores all logs for the environment
VMDK6 10GB /storage/db VMware Postgres database storage location
VMDK7 5GB /storage/dblog VMware Postgres database logging location
VMDK8 10GB /storage/seat Stats, Events and Tasks (SEAT) directory for VMware Postgres
VMDK9 1GB /storage/netdump VMware Netdump collector repository that stores ESXi dumps
VMDK10 10GB /storage/autodeploy VMware Auto Deploy repository that stores the thinpackages used for stateless booting of ESXi hosts.
VMDK11 5GB /storage/invsvc VMware Inventory Service directory where the xDB, Inventory Service bootstrap configuration file, and tomcat configuration files reside.

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  1. New VCSA 6.5

vSphere 6.7 highlights

  1. Simple and efficient Management Scale

    * VCSA 6.7 is 2 X faster than 6.5 and 3 X lower memory usage, New API’s included

  2. vSphere Quick boot
  3. Built in Security for hypervisor and VM’s through Virtual TPM 2.0 , vMotiona are encrypted (cross vCenter)
  4. Enhanced support for NVIDEA vCPU and PMEM
  5.  VM migrations within and across cloud are seamless now

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