VxRail dynamic node clusters are compute-only vSphere clusters that allow users to scale compute and storage independently based on workload needs. Built on Dell PowerEdge servers, VxRail dynamic nodes bring all the benefits of VxRail HCI system software with a choice of external storage options. Choose from Dell PowerStore-T, PowerMax, or Unity XT storage systems. By enabling enterprise fiber channel storage to be used as primary storage for VxRail and VCF on VxRail solutions, customers can use dynamic nodes in a three-tier vSphere architecture to support mission-critical data-centric workloads such as SAP HANA.
VxRail dynamic nodes are supported for SAP HANA deployments under the SAP HANA TDI program if:
Note: VMware vSAN HCI MESH storage is not supported for SAP HANA; therefore, VxRail dynamic nodes are supported for SAP HANA deployments only with certified external storage under the SAP HANA TDI program. VxRail dynamic nodes are not supported under the SAP HCI program.
To verify that the VxRail dynamic node model that you want to use is supported for SAP HANA with external storage: