Each XC430 Series node used in this configuration is comprised of the following hardware components:
The minimum number of XC Series nodes in a cluster is three. When clustered together, the storage across three nodes is virtualized together to create a single storage pool, and one or more containers can be created on top of the storage pool. The storage container is presented to all nodes as shared storage within the cluster.
The cluster attempts to keep virtual machines and their associated storage on the same cluster node for performance consistency. However, each cluster node is connected to, and communicates with, the other nodes on a 10Gb network. This communication allows virtual machines and their associated storage to reside on different cluster nodes.