This paper studies the capacity of an ndimensional vector Gaussian noise channel subject to the constraint that an input must lie in the ball of radius R centered at the origin. It is known that in this setting the optimizing input distribution is supported on a finite number of concentric spheres. However, the number, the positions and the probabilities of the spheres are generally unknown. This paper characterizes necessary and sufficient conditions on the constraint R such that the input distribution supported on a single sphere is optimal. The maximum R ¯ n, such that using only a single sphere is optimal, is shown to be a solution of an integral equation. Moreover, it is shown that R ¯ n scales as √n and the exact limit of √R ¯n/ √n is found.