Intel Data Center Blocks for VMware vSAN

Configure Intel Servers with VMware. Hybrid cloud infrastructure merges the advantages of an on-premises infrastructure with the flexible and instantly available nature of the public cloud.

With the end-to-end Intel and VMware solutions in this range, your business can quickly launch database processing and AI, and scale workloads to meet your future requirements.



Intel Server System VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) VRN2208WFHY6R

2U Intel Server System certified for VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN). Dual 10GbE SFP+ Intel Connectivity. Intel Remote Management Module Lite 2.

U Size:
2U
Processor Family:
Dual Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
HDD Size:
2.5" Drives
Configure From: £5,123
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Intel Server System VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) VRN2208WFAF61R

2U Intel Server System certified with VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN). 2x 10GbE SFP+ Intel Connectivity. Intel® Remote Management Module Lite 2.

U Size:
2U
Processor Family:
Dual Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
HDD Size:
2.5" Drives
Configure From: £7,044
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Intel Server System VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) VRN2208WFAF81R

2U Intel Server System certified for VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN). 2x 10GbE SFP+ Intel Connectivity. Intel Remote Management Module Lite 2.

U Size:
2U
Processor Family:
Dual Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
HDD Size:
2.5" Drives
Configure From: £7,044
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Intel Server System VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) VRN2208WFAF82R

2U Intel Server System certified for VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN). 4x 10GbE SFP+ Intel Connectivity. Intel Remote Management Module Lite 2.

U Size:
2U
Processor Family:
Dual Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
Chassis Features:
Redundant Power
HDD Size:
2.5" Drives
Configure From: £7,289
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Intel Server System VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) VRN2208WFAF41R

2U Intel Server System certified for VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN). Dual 10GbE SFP+ Intel Connectivity. Intel Remote Management Module Lite 2.

U Size:
2U
Processor Family:
Dual Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
HDD Size:
2.5" Drives
Configure From: £7,489
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Intel Server System VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) VRN2208WFAF83R

2U Intel Server System certified VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN). 4x 10GbE SFP + Intel Connectivity. Intel Remote Management Module Lite 2.

U Size:
2U
Processor Family:
Dual Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
Chassis Features:
Redundant Power
HDD Size:
2.5" Drives
Configure From: £9,982
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Intel Server System VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) VRN2224BPHY4R

2U 4 nodes Intel® Server System certified for VMware Virtual SAN. Dual 10GbE SFP+ Intel Connectivity. Intel Remote Management Module Lite 2.

U Size:
2U
Processor Family:
Dual Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
HDD Size:
2.5" Drives
Configure From: £11,617
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Intel Server System VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) VRN2224BPHY6R

2U 4 nodes Intel Server System certified for VMware Virtual SAN. Dual 10GbE SFP+ Intel Connectivity. Intel Remote Management Module Lite 2.

U Size:
2U
Processor Family:
Dual Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
HDD Size:
2.5" Drives
Configure From: £12,889
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Intel Server System VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) VRN2224BPAF6R

2U 4 nodes Intel® Server System H2224XXLR3 certified for VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN). Dual 10GbE SFP+ Intel Connectivity. Intel Remote Management Module Lite 2.

U Size:
2U
Processor Family:
Dual Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
HDD Size:
2.5" Drives
Configure From: £15,616
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The businesses of today require infrastructure capable of handling the data-intensive workloads in the data centre. In-memory databases, high-density virtual desktop infrastructure deployments and complex analytics applications all need infrastructure that delivers performance, scalability, manageability and security. To deliver peak performance, many enterprise workloads also require significant amounts of system memory. However for the majority of businesses, expanding DRAM is not a viable option due to cost and limitations in capacity.

Intel Select Solutions for VMware vSAN v2 provide pre-configured server solutions that have been fully optimised by VMware and Intel. The server solutions in this range have been built on high-performance infrastructure designed and built to handle demanding and latency sensitive use cases. The second version of Intel Select Solutions for VMware vSAN v2 surpasses the capabilities of the previous generation of Intel Select Solutions for VMware vSAN v2 by specifically facilitating performance for memory-constrained workloads.

Why VMware Cloud Foundation for Your Hybrid Cloud?

Hybrid cloud infrastructure manages to combine the advantages of an on-premises infrastructure with the instant availability and flexibility offered by the public cloud. Businesses continue to adapt their existing computing resources to the ever-evolving requirements and market needs and while there are a variety of services that are ideal for the public cloud, certain workloads are better suited to remaining on-premises. An example is sensitive data that is needed for machine-learning models.

Enterprises are increasingly opting for hybrid cloud options due to the flexibility and business agility they provide. Hybrid cloud is growing in importance as AI and machine-learning workloads become more and more prevalent. With the end-to-end solutions Intel and VMware deliver, enterprises are able to very quickly launch database processing and AI, as well as scale workloads to accommodate future requirements. The hybrid cloud nature of the Intel server solution with VMware enables enterprises to extend available resources and effortlessly migrate workloads from on-premises to the cloud and back.


Virtualised Deployments with Intel Optane Persistent Memory and VMware vSphere


VMware Software Overview

The Intel server solutions in this range feature VMware Cloud Foundation, including VMware vSphere, VMware vSAN, VMware NSX-T Data Center, VMware vRealize Suite and VMware Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) Manager to deliver infrastructure-as-a-service capabilities. In addition to this, Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated (TKGi) is utilised for a Kubernetes-based container solution.

VMware Cloud on AWS is used as the end destination for the hybrid architecture. VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension allows for VM migration, workload rebalancing and protection between on-premises and cloud. In addition to business continuity, it also delivers network extension for multi-tier without altering the VM properties.


Analytics and AI Building Blocks

Enterprises require high-performance data analytics and AI in order to remain competitive in today’s modern landscape. Solutions need to be flexible and able to run traditional data analytics and AI applications. The VMware hybrid cloud platforms feature components that leverage performance optimisation for Intel hardware in a VMware infrastructure. Intel Servers support developing machine workloads at a multitude of layers in the solution stack. These building blocks allow for enterprises to very quickly operationalise analytics, machine learning and AI workloads as they are pre-optimised and have been verified with multiple product deployments. Therefore, enterprises can instantly begin using them.


Hardware & Firmware Components for Base & Plus Configurations for Intel® Select Solutions for VMware vSAN v2

Intel Select Solutions for VMware vSAN v2
Base Configuration
Intel Select Solutions for VMware vSAN v2
Plus Configuration
Master/Head Node 4-node configuration 4-node configuration
Processor 2 x Intel® Xeon® Gold 6230 processor (2.10 GHz, 20 cores/40 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 384 Gb or higher (12 x 32 Gb 2666 MHz DDR4 DIMM) 512 Gb or higher (4 x 128 GB Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory) 128 Gb (8 x 16 Gb 2666 MHz DDR4 DIMM)
Boot Drive 2 x Intel® SSD DC S4510 or higher, 480 Gb or larger** 2 x Intel SSD DC S4510 or higher, 480 Gb or larger**
Storage Cache tier: 2 x Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800X or higher, 375 Gb or larger
Capacity tier: 6 x Intel SSD DC P4510, or higher, 2 Tb or larger
Cache tier: 2 x Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X or higher, 375 Gb or larger
Capacity tier: 6 x Intel SSD DC P4510 or higher, 2 Tb or larger
Data Network 10 Gb Intel® C620 series chipset with integrated Intel® Ethernet Connection X722 and Intel® Ethernet Network Connection OCP X527-DA2**
or
2 x 25 Gb Intel Ethernet Converged Network Adapter XXV-DA2 (Intel Ethernet CNA XXV-DA2)**
2 x 25 Gb Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter XXV-DA2 (Intel® Ethernet CNA XXV-DA2)**
Management Network 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) management network 1 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 2 per node Minimum 2 per node
Software
VMware vSAN 6.7 U1 or higher 6.7 U1 or higher
VMware ESXI 6.7 U1 or higher 6.7 U1 or higher
VMmark 3.1 3.1
Windows Server 2016/2019** 2016/2019**
Other
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
Firmware and Software Optimisations 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 Volume Management Device (Intel® VMD): NVMe* SSD management
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel HT Technology) enabled
Intel Turbo Boost Technology enabled
Intel Speed Shift Technology, HWP native
Power-management settings optimized for performance
Minimum Performance Standards (Generally Available VMmark 3.1 Scores)
Verified to meet or exceed the following minimum performance capabilities:
Generally Available VMmark 3.1 Score 7.0 or higher 7.0 or higher
Generally Available VMmark 3.1 Tile Count 8 9
Business Value of Choosing a Plus Configuration Over a Base Configuration With the Plus configuration of Intel Select Solutions for VMware vSAN shown above, businesses can achieve at least 60 percent higher VM density and up to 5 percent cost reduction per VM, as measured by the modified version of VMmark 3.1 benchmark scores.

**Recommended, not required.


Intel Servers support Intel Xeon Scalable Processors, which deliver scorching fast performance and the I/O necessary to eliminate performance bottlenecks. Server solutions powered by 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Processors thrive in computationally intensive environments and are ideal for handling business server and hosting server demands.

With Intel QAT (Quick Assist Technology) applications can be accelerated. Intel QAT delivers significant increases in the performance and efficiency of standard platform solutions.

Airtight Security

Intel Xeon Scalable processors feature security without compromise, combining a multitude of features and technologies to help safeguard your system.

Intel Quick Assist technology provides a software-enabled base for security and authentication. Intel Xeon Scalable processors also feature Intel Key Protection Technology, enabled via Intel QAT. Intel KPT aids in secure private key management.


Intel Servers are products are backed by Intel’s design excellence and manufacturing expertise to provide processing power with high levels of flexibility, reliability and manageability.


Optimal for management of HPC clusters.
Perfect for hot & warm tier data & dense NVMe storage.
Designed for cloud infrastructure at scale.

As leading providers of enterprise grade server and storage solutions over the past three decades, we’ve supplied some of the world’s largest organisations including the likes of Sky, Toshiba, the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, Disney, the BBC, NASA and many more.

Our powerful online configurator allows you to configure your Intel server to perfectly fit the needs and requirements of your business. With a wide array of features, hundreds of possible configuration combinations and a meticulous design process that optimises them directly for you, these solutions are built to help your business thrive.


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