pNode/Server: For example, Dell PowerEdge R720xd, Dell PowerEdge R730xd, HP Gen9 or similar with the following minimum resources:
|Storage||Datastore must be able to fit a 500 GB VMware image.
The OS drive uses approximately 200 GB of space and the DSU repository uses approximately 300 GB of space
|Separate Physical Networks||1 – public
1 – DSU (10 GB network, optional)
vCenter allows for distributed and local virtual switches. This version of vCenter only supports local virtual switches, so each ESXi host must have local virtual switches for the public network, and any optional CMIC or DSU networks.
- For best performance, all virtual switches must be on their own physical network.
- For low performance systems (for example, development or test), the virtual adapters can be placed on the same physical network, recognizing that performance is reduced with the shared bandwidth.
With the exceptions of the public and CMIC subnets, using an MTU value of 9000 may cause problems on subnets that are using an MTU of a different size.
All virtual instances require static IPs.