Table 1 shows the hardware resources for the vSphere cluster on site A used in this solution.

DESCRIPTION

SPECIFICATION

Server

4 ESXi servers

Server model

Dell PowerEdge R730xd Rack Server

CPU

2 sockets , 14 cores each, Intel Xeon Processor E5-2695 v3 at 2.30GHz with Hyper-Threading Technology enabled

RAM

384GB

Storage controller

Emulex LPe12000 8Gb PCIe Fibre Channel adapter

Disks

NAS storage

Network

4 x 10G Emulex OneConnect OCe14000 network adapter

2 x 1G Intel 82576 Gigabit Ethernet network adapter

 

 

Below summarizes one of the ESXi servers in the vSphere Cluster on site A.

 

Table below shows the hardware resources for the vSphere cluster on site B used in this solution.

 

DESCRIPTION

SPECIFICATION

Server

4 ESXi servers

Server model

Dell PowerEdge R630 Rack Server

CPU

2 sockets, 14 cores each, Intel Xeon Processor E5-2680 v4 at 2.40GHz with Hyper-Threading Technology enabled

RAM

256GB

Storage controller

Emulex LPe12000 8Gb PCIe Fibre Channel adapter

Disks

NAS storage

Network

2 x 10G Intel Ethernet Controller 10 Gigabit X540-AT2

2 x 1G Intel Gigabit 4P X540/I350 rNDC

 

Below summarizes one of the ESXi servers in the vSphere cluster on site B.

 

Table below shows the Stretched Clusters for VMware Cloud on AWS hardware resources used in this solution.

DESCRIPTION

SPECIFICATION

Server

6 ESXi servers

Server model

Amazon EC2 i3p.16xlarge Server

CPU

2  sockets, 18 cores each ,Intel Xeon Processor E5-2686 v4 at 2.30GHz

RAM

512GB

Disks

8  NVMe drives, each drive 1.73TB across 2  vSAN disk groups

vSAN disk groups

2 disk groups, each disk group with 1  NVMe for cache and 3 NVMe for capacity

Network

One 25G Amazon Elastic network adapter (PF)

 

The Stretched Cluster for VMware Cloud on AWS has 6 ESXi servers across 2 Fault Domains (FD) or Availability Zone (AZ) for Site level HA with 3 ESXi servers in each AZ.

 

vSAN Fault Domains are configured to inform vSphere and vCenter which Hosts reside in which Availability Zones. Each Fault domain is named after the AZ it resides within to increase clarity.

 

The 2 Fault Domains / AZ’s are us-west-2b and us-west-2c with 3 ESXi servers in each AZ.

To protect against split-brain scenarios and help measure site health a managed vSAN Witness is also created in a third AZ. The third AZ is picked at random from the remaining Availability Zones. The Witness has been engineered to run on an EC2 M5.XL AMI to reduce the cost to the customer.

 

Below summarizes one of the ESXi servers in the Stretched Clusters for VMware Cloud on AWS environment.

 

 

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