The VxRail HCI system with VMware virtualization plus Nvidia A40 server-class GPUs. NVIDIA vGPU compatibility with the Dell Validated Design for AI platform provides important high availability options when implementing large systems with many virtual machines that augment the features of our application partners.
The following high availability features were tested against our design:
- VxRail high availability
- VMware vSphere vMotion (for the BriefCam VS Server service)
- VMS and CV applications high availability
The high availability features of VxRail systems and VMware virtualization are design components that are already familiar to many IT and OT (operational technology) professionals. These features provide additional capability for managing high availability that can complement the native features of the CV and VMS applications.
All VMS and Computer Vision products were installed on a single VxRail 5-node cluster and tested to demonstrate the value of high availability operations on a single common platform. The VMS high availability testing was performed with physical cameras since our simulation software did not support dynamic rerouting of output streams. We also tested with simulated camera streams being archived to the VMS simultaneously with two CV applications performing real-time analytics on a subset of the simulated camera streams for our CV applications HA validation.
This section confirms that the VxRail with VMware virtualization and NVIDIA GPUs provides a reliable Dell Validated Design for AI platform for hosting VMS and CV applications from different vendors on a common platform with a complete set of enterprise-class high availability features.