PowerOne supports the VMware platform.
Four compute sleds are reserved for the vSphere Management Cluster: the first two compute sleds in chassis 1 and the next two compute sleds in chassis 2.
The preferred VMware platform layout follows the guidance that is provided in the VMware Validated Design (VVD) documentation. For more information about VMware VVD, see the VMware Validated Design product documentation available at the following location:
In the VVD architecture, one ESXi cluster is defined for host management and orchestration of virtual machines. In PowerOne, this ESXi cluster is deployed on the vSphere Management Cluster nodes. A dedicated instance of vCenter manages this ESXi cluster.
In VVD 5.0.1, NSX-v is used to provide connectivity to VMware management virtual machines. The VMware management network is different from the PowerOne management network. Connectivity from the customer environment to the VMware management is through the PowerOne System Fabric.
In the VVD architecture, additional ESXi clusters are defined to host workload virtual machines. One of these ESXi clusters is defined as the compute/edge. In addition to hosting workload virtual machines, this ESXi cluster forms the edge of the VMware compute networks. PowerOne does not require compute edge cluster, but it can be deployed on a workload CRG.
In VVD 5.0.1, NSX-T is used to provide connectivity to VMware workload virtual machines. Connectivity from the customer environment to the VMware compute networks is through the PowerOne System Fabric.