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Hyperscale X cluster on Vcenter with VxRail Storage nodes as target

  • 11 September 2021
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Hello,

 

Did any one tried out the hyperscale x nodes on vmware Vcenter with VSAN /VxRail storage nodes as target

my HCI have lot of compute and storage so though of this query is that can we virtualize hyperscale appliance/ref arch.

 

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Srikanth

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Best answer by Damian Andre 13 September 2021, 17:37

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Hi Srikanth,

Hyperscale X nodes are not supported as virtual machines. Hyperscale X nodes are only supported on either reference architecture listed at  https://www.commvault.com/hyperscale/software or as appliance hardware as per https://www.commvault.com/hyperscale/appliance 

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Nick T

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Hi @Srikanth K , I checked with some internal folks and there are no plans to support Hyperscale nodes as virtual machines,

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@Srikanth K - The benefit of HyperScale / X is that it aggregates storage across local disks. When you virtualize, the datastores are generally backed by distributed, clustered or resilient storage already (albeit likely at a higher cost) - so there is no advantage to virtualizing it. Rather just use regular media agents.

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Hi Nick,

Yes, I know that as on today we dont support hyperscale x nodes as virtual machines, do we have any plan to get that done near future.

I am using hyperscale 1.5 appliance and ref arch based on my environment size , but I have small remote sites even entry level HS X with 60% of the resources are just idle ( I can go with Robo but in some sites we need even lesser) so planning for the next renewal like to go with hyperscale x (if it supports virtual machine ) or else just go for virtual MA.

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Srikanth

 

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