The solution design also uses two storage technologies.
- VMware vSAN
- Dell PowerScale
vSAN for VM local disks
The VxRail cluster is configured with vSAN datastores that provide local disk mapping for all the VMs running on the cluster. The vSAN storage was configured with a RAID 1 storage policy to provide fault tolerance for all the applications writing to vSAN storage. This protection level consumes more disk space than other available RAID options but provides better file access performance.
Storage for the operating system and all local file locations used by Ipsotek VMs are hosted on vSAN disks. This includes all processing and management VMs needed by the software solutions.
PowerScale for bulk video stream archive
Dell PowerScale is a better choice for storing and retaining large volumes of video data that can match customers' needs. An A3000 PowerScale appliance was used in this design for the video stream archive. The PowerScale storage system must also be designed to process requests for historical video data retrieval during analysis with users of CV applications.
For more information about Dell storage options for computer vision and video management systems, see Configuration Best Practices-Dell EMC storage solution with Genetec Security Center.