The private data center can be transformed by using a common shared pool of resources with multitenant compute, storage, and network isolation. Use the NSX-T Data Center advanced networking and acceleration capabilities for control and data plane workloads.
Site Design The Management, Resource, and Edge Pods are deployed in each data center that is part of a site. Pods that belong to a site can be scaled to meet the use cases and requirements of their data centers.
Compute Resource Isolation Resource pools represent a unit of CPU, memory, and storage that are portioned from the shared infrastructure pool. These resource pools are the abstracted pools of resources that tenants consume through Tenant VDCs. The resources of a Tenant VDC, and hence the resources available to tenants, can be scaled by scaling the underlying resource pool to meet future resource demands.
Shared Storage In this design, vSAN is used as a shared storage solution. Other storage options with NFS, iSCSI, and Fiber Channel are also supported. vSAN aggregates local or directly attached data storage devices to create a single storage pool that is shared across all hosts in the vSAN cluster. vSAN eliminates the need for external shared storage and simplifies the storage configuration and VM provisioning.
Design for Tenants The diagram in the Scope section of this use case shows how the fully integrated VMware Integrated OpenStack Compute Node, Project and Tenant vDC, and NSX-T Data Center segments, and Tier-1 gateways can be leveraged to provide a multitenant environment for VNF deployment. The Edge Pod hosts the NSX-T Data Center Tier-0 gateways that are used as provider routers for external network connectivity. The NSX Manager provisions the Tier-0 gateway and other networking components required for Tenant VDCs such as segment (East- West) and segment (North-South) connecting to Tier-1 gateway. NSX Manager also creates the Tenant Tier-1 gateway.
Dual-Mode Switching with NSX-T N-VDS The tenant external network can carry network traffic to NSX-T Data Center switches that can be either N-VDS Standard or N-VDS Enhanced data path modes or both. This dual-mode N-VDS switching fabric can be used to design for accelerated and non-accelerated workloads within the same or separated compute clusters.
Service Provider Edge Cluster Configuration Before establishing the VMware Integrated OpenStack configuration, the CSP has to create an Edge Node provider cluster. The NSX Edge Node cluster consists of logical Tier-0 gateways. The Edge Node cluster can consist of either VM or bare metal form-factors. The bare metal Edge is installed on a physical server providing higher throughput data rates.
Workload Life Cycle Management Once the compute, storage, and networking environment are set for the tenant, workloads can be onboarded to the Tenant VDC.