Although the sizing was mapped to a four-node solution per site (including one node for standby) the customer requested an extra node of the same specification to be added per site, bringing the total to five nodes per site. The extra node would host virtual machines (VMs) for the SAP application servers and other applications.
The proposed VxRail solution allows for minimum of two X database copies to be backed up to native file system (/hana/backup). Database copies from the file systems are backed-up to a customer-preferred third-party backup solutions using Backint technology.
VxRail solutions also allow customers to monitor the entire solution from one central console, with the agility, scalability, and simplicity provided by HCI improving infrastructure efficiency and lowering costs.
Further, with more artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and computing taking place at the edge, the deployment of HCI powers the processing and needed analytics that make edge computing not only possible but increasingly enticing. This solution makes HCI the ultimate deployment platform for containers and a cloud native approach. The following table offers an overview of a VxRail solution:
The VxRail cluster capacity is given in the following table:
A three-year VxRail with operating system licenses pricing overview is outlined in the following table:
Operating system license
Per node or server
Total number of nodes
10 x VxRail nodes
Production site (five nodes)
DR site (five nodes)
Total investment cost of VxRail (10 nodes)
Note: Please consult the latest specs as they are subject to change.