VMware Cloud Foundations – Hardware information

Support max up to 8 racks!(192 servers)

  • When you add a new rack some redundant spine switch are added to interconnect racks.

Hosts:

  • Min 4 hosts management
  • Min 4 host infrastructure

Here are some information on the physical requirements for Cloud foundation:

  • Redundant power
  • 8 to 24 VSAN ready nodes
  • Management switch
  • 48 x 1GB
  • Redundant Top-of-Rack switches
  • 48 x10GB
  • 4 x 40GB (2 to each switch)
  • Redundant Spine switches (only require if more than 1 rack)
  • Multi rack config
  • 32 x 40Gbps

Network architecture:

  • Automated installation and configuration of physical networking.
  • Integrates with existing data center network infrastructure
  • Uplink fully compatible to existing switches (Cisco, juniper)
  • vMotion shared across all workload domains
  • VXLAN shared across all workload domains
  • Different VLANS for each network

Different VLANs created for each workload domain:

  • Non-routable management VLAN
  • Public management
  • Corporate external
  • VSAN
  • vMotion
  • VXLAN

Switch count for 1 rack?

  • 1 x management switch
  • 2 x top-of-rack switches

Switch count for 2 racks?

  • 1 x management switch
  • 2 x top-of-rack switches
  • 2 x spine switches

VMware will also be providing a wire map for implementations.

 

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