The minimum requirements for hardware, Teradata software, and virtualization software are described in the table below.
|Component||Minimum Requirements (unless noted)|
|Datastores for database storage||Minimum: 1 datastore where all the TPA VMs are deployed on the same datastore. Maximum: 2 datastores where the maximum number (2) of TPA VMs are deployed on different datastores. For each TPA VM, all of its virtual disks for the database are created on the same datastore where the VM is deployed.|
|Datastore formatting||VMFS 5 file system|
|Datastore space for template deployment||Total size of all drives in each image:
|RAID||RAID-1 LUNs recommended.|
|Server||Dell PowerEdge R720xd/R730xd, or an HP Gen9 or similar system.
Hyper-threading (HT) must be enabled.
|VM deployment sizes||
|VMware ESXi||ESXi 5.5 release 2 and later|
|VMware licensing||A full VMware vSphere 6.0 license or VMware vSphere Essentials 6.0 license for at least one physical CPU (unlimited cores per CPU)|
|VMware vCenter||vCenter 5.5 release 2 and later|
|VMware vSphere Client||
|VMware vSphere vSwitches||One vSphere standard vSwitch for public network.
One extra vSphere standard vSwitch for DSC network.