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Exploring Dell EMC Networking for vSan

This is the second entry in an insideHPC guide series that explores networking with Dell EMC ready nodes. Read on to learn more about Dell EMC networking for vSan.

How Do I Network vSAN Ready Nodes?

Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes are built on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers that have been pre-configured, tested and certified to run VMware vSAN. This post outlines how to network vSan ready nodes. “As an integrated feature of the ESXi kernel, vSAN exploits the same clustering capabilities to deliver a comparable virtualization paradigm to storage that has been applied to server CPU and memory for many years.”

A Practical Guide to Networking Dell EMC Ready Nodes

To meet the needs of those who wish to simplify and accelerate the deployment of software defined storage systems with minimal risk, Dell EMC has a portfolio of Ready Solutions that are certified reference systems for simplified configuration, sizing, quoting, deployment, and financial packaging. Ready Nodes are PowerEdge servers pre-configured for specific workloads and available with software and services. Download the new practical networking guide, courtesy of Dell EMC and Intel, that focuses on Dell EMC Ready Nodes and Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes. 

Fast Networking for Next Generation Systems

“The Intel Omni-Path Architecture is an example of a networking system that has been designed for the Exascale era. There are many features that will enable this massive scaling of compute resources. Features and functionality are designed in at both the host and the fabric levels. This enables very large scaling when all of the components are designed together. Increased reliability is a result of integrating the CPU and fabric, which will be critical as the number of nodes expands well beyond any system in operation today. In addition, tools and software that have been designed to be installed and managed at the very large number of compute nodes that will be necessary to achieve this next level of performance.”