HyperConverged IT Solutions 3

HyperConverged IT Solutions 3

VxRack HyperConverged Hardware Use Cases

The VxRack offering is a versatile, powerful tool that can be used in a variety of situations and businesses.

VxRack HyperConverged Hardware Use Cases

The VxRack offering is a versatile, powerful tool that can be used in a variety of situations and businesses.

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    Business Tools

    A variety of applications can be run on a hyperconverged network and the VxRack 1000. These applications and their level of function are crucial to your business’ success.

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    Scalability

    With a uniform and robust system, scaling your business to the appropriate amount of revenue and volume becomes an easy task. Your system will grow or shrink with you effortlessly.

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    Maintenance

    With all of your data storage and network solutions on one architecture, the maintenance of your network will be easier than ever. No more dealing with outdated legacy solutions that cause delay.

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    Performance

    Because all of the nodes in your network will be operating on the same protocol, it becomes possible to pool and share network resources while providing higher network performance.

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    Business Tools

    A variety of applications can be run on a hyperconverged network and the VxRack 1000. These applications and their level of function are crucial to your business’ success.

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    Scalability

    With a uniform and robust system, scaling your business to the appropriate amount of revenue and volume becomes an easy task. Your system will grow or shrink with you effortlessly.

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    Maintenance

    With all of your data storage and network solutions on one architecture, the maintenance of your network will be easier than ever. No more dealing with outdated legacy solutions that cause delay.

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    Performance

    Because all of the nodes in your network will be operating on the same protocol, it becomes possible to pool and share network resources while providing higher network performance.

Single Rack Configuration

A minimum configuration consists of a single rack and four enclosures, which can be four 2U 1 Node enclosures, four 2U 4 Node enclosures, or a mixture of 2U 1 Node and 2U 4 Node enclosures. The system must have one Cisco Nexus 3172TQ and one pair of Cisco Nexus 3132Q-X or Cisco Nexus 3164Q for minimum network configuration. There is no minimum for storage as it is based solely on the associated enclosure. For management, two VxRack Controller servers with HA support and virtual storage area network (VSAN) for software scale-out are also included.

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    Management switch – Nexus3172
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    Network – A pair of ‘ToR’ Nexus 3132 or 3164
    – Nexus 31xx provide inter-node connectivity (10GB) and also customer network uplink (10GB or 40GB)
    – Maximum 64/108 nodes with N3132/N3164
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    Compute – VxRack branded server (2U4N or 2U1N)
    – Can be mix of dense compute/storage, storage only
    – Rack count depends on type of enclosures used
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    Management switch – Nexus3172
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    Network – A pair of ‘ToR’ Nexus 3132 or 3164
    – Nexus 31xx provide inter-node connectivity (10GB) and also customer network uplink (10GB or 40GB)
    – Maximum 64/108 nodes with N3132/N3164
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    Compute – VxRack branded server (2U4N or 2U1N)
    – Can be mix of dense compute/storage, storage only
    – Rack count depends on type of enclosures used

Single Rack Configuration

A minimum configuration consists of a single rack and four enclosures, which can be four 2U 1 Node enclosures, four 2U 4 Node enclosures, or a mixture of 2U 1 Node and 2U 4 Node enclosures. The system must have one Cisco Nexus 3172TQ and one pair of Cisco Nexus 3132Q-X or Cisco Nexus 3164Q for minimum network configuration. There is no minimum for storage as it is based solely on the associated enclosure. For management, two VxRack Controller servers with HA support and virtual storage area network (VSAN) for software scale-out are also included.

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    Management switch – Nexus3172
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    Network – A pair of ‘ToR’ Nexus 3132 or 3164
    – Nexus 31xx provide inter-node connectivity (10GB) and also customer network uplink (10GB or 40GB)
    – Maximum 64/108 nodes with N3132/N3164
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    Compute – VxRack branded server (2U4N or 2U1N)
    – Can be mix of dense compute/storage, storage only
    – Rack count depends on type of enclosures used
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    Management switch – Nexus3172
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    Network – A pair of ‘ToR’ Nexus 3132 or 3164
    – Nexus 31xx provide inter-node connectivity (10GB) and also customer network uplink (10GB or 40GB)
    – Maximum 64/108 nodes with N3132/N3164
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    Compute – VxRack branded server (2U4N or 2U1N)
    – Can be mix of dense compute/storage, storage only
    – Rack count depends on type of enclosures used

Multiple Rack Configuration

For multiple rack systems the Nexus 9332 switches are added as an aggregation layer. This provides inter-rack connectivity at multiple 40GB links via the Nexus9332. The server or node connectivity is still at 10GB via Nexus3132 or Nexus3164 and customer uplink is done via Nexus9332 (10GB or 40GB). The maximum configuration is 216 nodes which impacts the exact physical rack count as these depend on the number and type of enclosures used.

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    For multiple rack systems, Nexus 9332 switches are added as an aggregation layer
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    Inter-rack connectivity at multiple 40GB via Nexus9332
    – Node connectivity still at 10GB via Nexus3132 or Nexus3164
    – Customer uplink via Nexus9332 (10GB or 40GB
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    Maximum of 216 nodes
    – (exact physical rack count depends on type of enclosures used)
    – # of nodes is dependent on network topology

VxRack 1000 Components

The VxRack 1000 is a multifaceted system that provides your business with more functionality than ever. Here are the two main components of this hyperconverged system.

Hardware

Made from some of the highest-quality network materials on the market, the VxRack outpaces all the competition

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    VCE Brand Servers
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    Cisco Nexus 9 Top of Rack Network Switches
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    Cisco Nexus 3K Access Switches
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    Cisco Nexus 3K Management Network Switches

Software

Made from some of the highest-quality network materials on the market, the VxRack outpaces all the competition

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    Hypervisor
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    Bare Metal OS Builds
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    VxRack Manager
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    VCE Vision Intelligent Operations

VxRack 1000 Components

The VxRack 1000 is a multifaceted system that provides your business with more functionality than ever. Here are the two main components of this hyperconverged system.

Hardware

Made from some of the highest-quality network materials on the market, the VxRack outpaces all the competition

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    VCE Brand Servers
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    Cisco Nexus 9 Top of Rack Network Switches
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    Cisco Nexus 3K Access Switches
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    Cisco Nexus 3K Management Network Switches

Software

Made from some of the highest-quality network materials on the market, the VxRack outpaces all the competition

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    Hypervisor
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    Bare Metal OS Builds
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    VxRack Manager
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    VCE Vision Intelligent Operations

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