Rapid VMware deployment with Virtual SAN Ready Nodes
Lately you hear a lot about EVO:RAIL. But EVO:RAIL isn’t the only thing in the deployment kit. There’s also Virtual SAN Ready Nodes.
Virtual SAN Ready Nodes are a preconfigured ready-to-go hardware solution. Virtual SAN Ready Nodes are prescriptive in that they provides the size and quantity of CPU, Memory, Network, I/O Controller, HDD and SSD required to run a VDI or Server workload.
Every manufacturer has its own size for their VMware Virtual SAN Ready Node. For example, Cisco delivers it’s Virtual SAN Ready Nodes based on their Cisco UCS Fabric InterConnect components to manage it as a single entity from an hardware perspective.
The Starterkit for VMware Virtual SAN contains:
- 2 Cisco UCS 48-port Fabric InterConnects
- 4 Cisco UCS C240 M3 Rack servers with
- 2 x 2.60-GHz Intel Xeon processors E5-2650 v2
- 128 GB memory
- Cisco UCS VIC 1225
- 7 x 1-TB SATA 7200-rpm SFF
- 1 x 800-GB SAS SSD
- LSI MegaRAID SAS 9271CV-8i controller
All manufacturers have their own version of the Virtual SAN Ready Nodes
Current manufacturers delivering VMware Virtual SAN Ready Nodes:
More information about the Virtual SAN Ready Nodes is in the VMware document VMware Virtual SAN Ready Nodes
Anne Jan Elsinga
Anne Jan Elsinga is a Technical Account Manager for VMware. In the past he worked as presales and technical consultancy and architecture for several systems integrators. From 2009 until 2017 he was awarded with the VMware vExpert status. In the night time he dances latin, ballroom and salsa and he also discovered the pleasure of diving and woodworking. Recently he started blogging about smart homes and comfort in general.