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Hardware and Firmware Components for Intel® Select Solutions for Google Cloud’s Anthos Base and Plus Configurations

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Intel® Select Solutions for Google Cloud’s Anthos Base Configuration

Intel Select Solutions for Google Cloud’s Anthos Plus Configuration

Number of Hyperconverged Nodes

4-node configuration

4-node configuration

Processor

2 x Intel® Xeon® Gold 5218 processor (2.30 GHz, 16 cores/32 threads), or a higher number Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor

2 x Intel Xeon Gold 6252 processor (2.10 GHz, 24 cores/48 threads), or a higher number Intel Xeon Scalable processor

Memory

256 GB or higher (8 x 32 GB 2,666 MHz DDR4 DIMMs)

512 GB or higher (4 x 128 GB Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory) and 128 GB (8 x 16 GB 2,666 MHz DDR4 DIMMs)

Boot Drive

1 x Intel® SSD DC S4510 or higher, 240 GB or larger**

2 x Intel SSD DC S4510 or higher, 240 GB or larger**

Storage

Cache tier: 1 x Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800X, 375 GB or larger

Capacity tier: 4 x Intel SSD DC P4510 or higher, 2.0 TB or larger

Cache tier: 2 x Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800X, 375 GB or larger

Capacity tier: 4 x Intel SSD DC P4510 or higher, 2 TB or larger

Data Network

1 x 10/25 Gb Intel® Ethernet Network Adapter X710/XXV710**

1 x 25/40 Gb Intel Ethernet Network Adapter X710/XXV710**

Management Network

1 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) management network

1 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) management network

Top-of-Rack (ToR) Switch

10 GbE, 25 GbE, or 40 GbE SFP+ switch with redundancy**

25 GbE or 40 GbE SFP+ switch with redundancy**

Management Switch

1 GbE switch**

1 GbE switch**

Disk Groups

Minimum 1 per node

Minimum 2 per node

Software

VMware vSAN*

6.5.0-3.96.13932383

6.5.0-3.96.13932383

VMware ESXi*

6.5 U3

6.5 U3

VMware vCenter*

6.5.0.30100 (14156547)

6.5.0.30100 (14156547)

VMware vSphere 6.7 U3 or later 6.7 U3 or later
Google Cloud’s Anthos 1.4.0 or later 1.4.0 or later
Kubernetes 1.16.8-gke.6 or later 1.16.8-gke.6 or later
Load Balancer See recommendations for Google Anthos load-balancer options at https://cloud.google.com/anthos/gke/docs/on-prem/how-to/setup-load-balance
Other

Trusted Platform Module (TPM)

TPM 2.0

TPM 2.0

Firmware and Software Optimizations

ESXi power-management configuration: high performance

Intel® Volume Management Device (Intel® VMD): NVM Express* (NVMe*) SSD management

Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) enabled

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology enabled

Intel® Speed Shift Technology, hardware P-states (HWP) native

Power-management settings optimized for performance

ESXi power-management configuration: high performance

Intel VMD: NVMe SSD management

Intel HT Technology enabled

Intel Turbo Boost Technology enabled

Intel Speed Shift Technology, HWP native

Power-management settings optimized for performance

**Recommended, not required