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Hardware and Firmware Components for the Intel® Select Solutions for VMware vSAN* Base and Plus Configurations

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Intel® Select Solutions for VMware vSAN* Base Configuration

Intel® Select Solutions for VMware vSAN* Plus Configuration

Master/Head Node

4-node configuration

4-node configuration

Processor

2 x Intel® Xeon® Gold 6130 processor (2.10 GHz, 16 cores), Intel® Xeon® Gold 6230 processor (2.10 GHz, 20 cores), or a higher number Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor

2 x Intel Xeon Gold 6152 processor (2.10 GHz, 22 cores), Intel Xeon Gold 6252 processor (2.10 GHz, 24 cores), or a higher number Intel Xeon Scalable processor

Memory

384 GB (12 x 32 GB 2,666 MHz DDR4 DIMM)

512 GB (16 x 32 GB 2,666 MHz DDR4 DIMM)

Storage

Cache tier: 2 x 375 GB Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800X Series with NVM Express* (NVMe*), or larger

Capacity tier: 4 x 2 TB Intel® SSD DC P4500/P4510 Series with NVMe, or larger

Cache tier: 2 x 375 GB Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X Series with NVMe, or larger

Capacity tier: 4 x 2 TB Intel SSD DC P4500/P4510 Series with NVMe, or larger

Data Network

10 GB Intel® Ethernet Connection X722 with Intel® Ethernet Network Connection OCP X527-DA2/DA4

or

10 GB Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710-DA2/DA4

10 GB Intel Ethernet Connection X722 with Intel Ethernet Network Connection OCP X527-DA2/DA4

or

10 GB Intel Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710-DA2/DA4

or

25 Gb Intel® Ethernet Network Adapter XXV710-DA2

or

40 Gb Intel Ethernet Converged Network Adapter XL710-QDA2

Management Network

Integrated 1 GbE or better

Integrated 1 GbE or better

Disk Groups

Minimum 2 per node

Minimum 2 per node

Other

Trusted Platform Module (TPM)

 TPM 1.2

 TPM 1.2

Firmware and Software Optimizations

Intel® Volume Management Device (Intel® VMD)

Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT) enabled

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

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology enabled

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

C-states disabled

Power-management settings optimized for performance

LLC prefetch enabled

Uncore frequency scaling enabled

Intel VMD

Intel TXT enabled

Intel HT Technology enabled

Intel Turbo Boost Technology enabled

Intel Speed Shift Technology, HWP native

C-states disabled

Power-management settings optimized for performance

LLC prefetch enabled

Uncore frequency scaling enabled

Minimum Performance Standards

Verified to meet or exceed the following minimum performance capabilities:

VMmark 3.0 Score

6.61

8.33

VMmark 3.0 Tile Count

7

9

Business Value of Choosing a Plus Configuration Over a Base Configuration

With the Plus configuration of Intel® Select Solutions for VMware vSAN*, businesses can support 29 percent more tiles with 26 percent faster performance.1
 

Product and Performance Information

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Intel internal testing as of August 10, 2018. Base configuration: Four nodes, 2 x Intel® Xeon® Gold 6130 processor, Intel® Server Board S2600WFT, total memory: 384 GB, 12 slots/32 GB/2,666 megatransfers per second (MT/s) DDR4 RDIMM, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) enabled, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology enabled, storage (boot): 1 x 240 GB Intel® SSD 540s Series M.2 SATA, storage (cache): 2 x 375 GB Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800X Series Peripheral Component Interconnect Express* (PCIe*) with NVM Express* (NVMe*), storage (capacity): 4 x 2 TB Intel® SSD DC P4500 Series PCIe* with NVMe*; network devices: 2 x dual-port 10 Gb Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710 (Intel® Ethernet CNA X710), network speed: 10 GbE, ucode: 0x043, OS/software: VMware vSphere* 6.7.0, build 8169922. Plus configuration: Four nodes, 2 x Intel® Xeon® Gold 6152 processor, Intel® Server Board S2600WFT, total memory: 512 GB, 16 slots/32 GB/2,666 MT/s DDR4 RDIMM, Intel® HT Technology enabled, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology enabled, storage (boot): 1 x 240 GB Intel® SSD 540s Series M.2 SATA, storage (cache): 2 x 375 GB Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800X Series PCIe* with NVMe*, storage (capacity): 4 x 2 TB Intel® SSD DC P4500 Series PCIe* with NVMe*; network devices: 2 x dual-port 10 Gb Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710, network speed: 10 GbE, ucode: 0x043, OS/software: vSphere 6.7.0, build 8169922.