HPE Hyper Converged
Converged Data Center Infrastructure
Technical white paper
Technical white paper
Contents
Executive summary ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 3
Solution overview ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4
Design objectives............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4
Components ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5
Solution architecture .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................6
HPE Hyper Converged 380 Servers................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................6
HPE Hyper Converged 250 Servers................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................7
Storage ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 8
Backup ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 9
Networks ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 10
Installation options.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 10
Management software..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 11
Management software in HPE Hyper Converged 380............................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 11
Management software in HPE Hyper Converged 250............................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 12
Services ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 14
Licensing ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 15
HPE licenses ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 15
VMware licenses ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 15
Microsoft licenses .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 15
Appendix A: Solution hardware configuration........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
Appendix B: Solution software configuration ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 17
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Executive summary
Businesses today face many issues with workloads and business demands. These environments face significant challenges, such as keeping up
with business demands, limited IT staff, complex and difficult to maintain tools, and infrastructure that is difficult to deploy and manage.
HPE Hyper Converged solutions address these issues with a simple, intuitive virtualized solution that can be managed by a few IT generalists vs.
numerous IT specialists.
Figure 1. Traditional IT vs. HPE HC
HPE Hyper Converged solutions help customers drive business with solutions that enable you to adapt to market and customer needs quickly. It
has a range of benefits including:
• Federated: HPE Hyper Converged solutions provide lifecycle management and data fabric with mobility.
• Affordable: HPE Hyper Converged helps reduce expenses by allowing you to start with initial node configurations and scale linearly to handle
changing workloads.
• Simple: HPE Hyper Converged solutions can be easily deployed, managed, maintained, and expanded by IT generalists rather than IT
specialists.
• Intuitive: HPE Hyper Converged solutions have world-leading tools for single pane management that allows you to quickly manage, monitor, or
expand your environment.
Each system ships with factory-integrated compute, storage, networking, and management components, all preconfigured to accelerate service
delivery, reduce costs, and expand to meet business demands. Compute and storage can be scaled independently so customers can easily
expand, as business needs change.
HPE Hyper Converged is available as the following solutions:
• HPE Hyper Converged 380: Based on the world’s best-selling HPE ProLiant DL380, HPE Hyper Converged 380 enables you to deploy
resources at cloud speed, simplify IT operations, and reduce overall costs like no other hyperconverged system available today. Converged
management and automation capabilities built into the HPE Hyper Converged 380 allow customers to simplify everyday tasks. With the new
HPE OneView consumer-inspired user interface (UX), IT generalists can easily and quickly create VMs, update firmware and drivers, manage
VM sprawl, and add server, storage, and VM capacity all in a few simple clicks. This system is your VM vending machine, offering a complete
virtualization solution with the lowest cost to start, scale, and protect.
• HPE Hyper Converged 250: This system is a compact 2U, 4-node virtualized platform with powerful compute and resilient storage managed
from a single interface and optimized to handle a variety of workloads to build a virtualized, cloud expandable infrastructure. With
cost-effective scaling and a host of configuration options, customers can start with two nodes, and seamlessly expand to 164 nodes.
• HPE Hyper Converged 250 for Microsoft® Cloud Platform System Standard (CPS-S): This system is a compact, all-in-one solution for creating
your virtualized Microsoft infrastructure that is factory-integrated for an easy and quick Azure-consistent cloud in a box and VM provisioning.
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With the suite of Microsoft System Center 2012 tools, you can manage all aspects of your solution from monitoring and alerts, provisioning,
management to cloud expansion and deployment.
There are a number of options to configure solutions for specific workload requirements. These options include:
• Compute nodes: Depending on the number of processor cores needed, you can configure two to 16 servers to function as a single vCenter
cluster or three to four servers in a single Microsoft resource pool. Intel® Xeon® processor options provide between six and 18 physical cores
per processor. In addition, you can configure each server in the HC 380 solution with 128 GB to 1.5 TB of memory and each HC 250 solution
with 128 GB to 512 GB of memory.
• Storage: HPE Hyper Converged solutions can be configured to meet your particular needs for capacity or IOPS. Storage can be customized to
include all-flash (VMware® solutions only), hybrid-tier configuration leveraging the StoreVirtual VSA to manage Adaptive Optimization or
capacity-focused options using all spinning disks.
• Networking: HPE Hyper Converged solutions for VMware offer the flexibility to be configured for use with 2 x 10GbE or 4 x 1GbE connections
per compute node in the HC 250 solution, and multiple stages up to 6 x 10GbE or 8 x 1GbE connections per server for the HC 380.
Detailed list of configuration options for the HPE Hyper Converged 380 are outlined in Appendix A: Solution hardware configuration.
Solution overview
With the need for virtualization and cloud integration, IT professionals face various challenges, including:
• Time, resources, and knowledge required to deploy and maintain a solution
• Scaling
• Difficulty implementing cloud solutions
• Management complexity
HPE Hyper Converged solutions are designed to address these challenges with a system that quickly and easily allows your software-defined
data center to deploy IT resources as needed.
Key benefits of HPE Hyper Converged Systems include:
• Complete solution providing redundant compute and software-defined storage for lower startup cost
• Single infrastructure management platform manageable by one IT generalist instead of several specialists
• Pay-as-you-go flexible capacity that can be quickly expanded
• Easily extend to the cloud with add-on cloud services
Design objectives
The design objectives of the HPE Hyper Converged strategy are to create products, which are intuitive, affordable, smart, and federated, and it
should enable your business to move to the hybrid cloud.
Consumer-inspired user experience
With leading-edge integration and design, HPE Hyper Converged Systems provide a pathway to compostable infrastructure—your
software-defined data center deploying IT resources as needed. Storage and performance scalability are quick and easy to integrate to enable
faster response to business needs. New HPE Hyper Converged 380 solution is designed with a customer-inspired user experience, which makes
setting up, deploying, and managing simple for IT generalists.
High availability
HPE Hyper Converged solutions are designed with built-in high availability features and minimizes single points of failure by including:
• Clustered management servers
• Redundant network connectivity per node
• Automatic storage failover and fallback utilizing multiple RAID arrays
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• Redundant power supply units
• Constant temperature control with redundant fans
Converged management
Each HPE Hyper Converged product provides its own converged management solution to eliminate management complexity.
• HPE HC 380 delivers a new, consumer-inspired user interface console for all physical and virtual management featuring just a few short clicks
to update all firmware and drivers; it can also create and deploy VMs in just a few clicks.
• HPE HC 250 leverages HPE OneView for vCenter for centralized management of computer, storage, and virtual machines.
• HPE HC 250 for Microsoft CPS-S simplifies management through Microsoft System Center to enable management of the virtual infrastructure
and cloud expansion.
Components
HPE Hyper Converged Systems has the combination of components listed below depending on the configuration selected.
• Hardware
– HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Servers (HC 380 solution)
– HPE Apollo 2000 Gen9 enclosure with HPE ProLiant XL170r Gen9 Servers (HC 250 solutions)
• Software
– All HPE Hyper Converged Systems
 HPE OneView InstantOn
 StoreVirtual VSA
– HPE Hyper Converged 380
 VMware vSphere®
 HPE CloudSystem 9 (cloud in a box use case only)
 HPE OneView for vCenter
 HPE OneView User Experience (UX)
– HPE Hyper Converged 250
 VMware vSphere
 HPE OneView for vCenter
– HPE Hyper Converged 250 for Microsoft CPS-S
 Microsoft Windows Server®
 Microsoft System Center
 Microsoft Windows® Azure Pack
 HPE OneView for Microsoft System Center
For detailed information on software components and supported versions, please see Appendix B: Solution software configuration.
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Solution architecture
HPE Hyper Converged solutions provide a range of configurations and expansion options to fit a wide variety of business needs. Starting with as
few as two nodes, customers can scale linearly up to 16 nodes with multiple storage options. Compute and storage can scale linearly for the
ability to configure a solution that is just right for customer needs.
Figure 2. HPE HC products solution architecture
Enhancing performance, efficiency, and security with Intel Xeon processors
Powering HPE Hyper Converged is the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 or v4 series processor. This processor has from six to 18 cores (in increments of
two), and features an integrated Northbridge and a quad-channel DDR4 memory controller that works with registered DIMMs (RDIMMs) and
load-reduced DIMMs (LR-DIMMs). The Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 or v4 processor offers a maximum QPI speed of 9.6 GT/s and includes a last-level
cache (LLC) of up to 45 MB (for the E5-2699 v3).
HPE Hyper Converged 380 Servers
Redundant HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Servers used as clustered compute nodes in HPE Hyper Converged 380 solution deliver the latest
performance and expandability in HPE 2U rack portfolio.
Figure 3. HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Server
HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 servers include significant features that allow superior performance, efficiency, and flexibility with:
• 2-socket architecture accommodating two Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors
• HPE NVMe PCIe SSDs support up to 1.6 TB
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• HPE DDR4 SmartMemory up to 1.5 TB
• NVIDIA® GPUs
• HPE OneView for easy deployment and expansion
Table 1. Hardware configurations available for HPE Hyper Converged 380 appliance
Component
Quantity
Description
Clustered compute node
2–16 per solution
HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Server
CPU
2 per server
Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 series processor
Memory
1 per server
128 GB–1,536 GB
GPU
1 per server (optional)
NVIDIA GRID K1 or K2 Graphics Accelerator
Storage
6–483 storage blocks
6–384 TB storage block options
For the full list of detailed hardware configuration options, see Appendix A: Solution hardware configuration.
HPE Hyper Converged 250 Servers
The HPE XL170r Gen9 Servers for the Apollo 2000 Gen9 chassis in the HPE Hyper Converged 250 offer a very dense solution with up to four
independent, hot-pluggable server nodes in a 2U chassis.
Figure 4. HPE XL170r Gen9 Server
HPE XL170r Gen9 servers offer a very efficient solution for flexibility in configurations and scaling to meet business needs with:
• Up to four independent, hot-pluggable server nodes in one chassis
• 2-socket architecture accommodating up to two Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors
• HPE DDR4 SmartMemory up to 512 GB
• HPE OneView for management and deployment simplicity
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Table 2. Configurations for HPE Hyper Converged 250
HC 250
HC 250 for Microsoft Cloud Platform System Standard
VMware vSphere
Microsoft Hyper-V
Scalability
1–8 systems per resource pool, 2- or 4-node systems
1 system per resource pool, 3- or 4-node systems
Number of nodes
2, 3 or 4 identical nodes per system
3 or 4 identical nodes per system
Number of drives
6 drives per node
6 drives per nodes
Raw capacity
9.6 TB all-flash storage, 5.6 or 6.4 TB Hybrid storage per node,
or 7.2 TB capacity storage per node
9.6 TB all-flash storage, 7.2 or 10.8 TB capacity storage, or 5.6
or 8.8 TB Hybrid storage
CPUs
(2) Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 or v4 CPUs per nodes,
(1) Intel Xeon E5-2660 v3 or v4 CPU per node, or
(2) Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 or v4 CPUs per node
(2) Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 or v4 CPUs per node or
(2) Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 or v4 CPUs per node
Virtualization platform
128 GB, 256 GB, or 512 GB dual-rank x4 DDR4-2133 per node
Memory
4 GB battery-backed write cache per node (one shared battery per system)
Storage controller cache
Primary network connectivity
(2) 10GbE SFP+ ports per node or
(4) 1GbE RJ45 ports per node
1GbE RJ45 (100BASE-T) per node
iLO ports
Power supplies
(2) 10GbE SFP+ ports per node
2 x 1,400 W Platinum Plus Power Supplies (high-line AC only, 200–240 V) in system
Storage
HPE Hyper Converged employs a range of storage configurations and expansion options, which offer the performance and flexibility needs for a
range of business use cases from VDI to ROBO.
Depending on the solution, HPE Hyper Converged offers the following storage options:
• HPE Hyper Converged 380
– 4.9 TB Hybrid Storage with 2x400GB SSDs and 6x900GB HDDs
– 6.8 TB Hybrid storage with 2x800GB SSDs and 6x1.2TB HDDs
– 3.4 TB Hybrid storage with 2x480GB SSDs and 6x600GB HDDs
– 4.9 TB Hybrid storage with 2x480GB SSDs and 6x900GB HDDs
– 6.8 TB Hybrid storage with 2x800GB SSDs and 6x1.2TB HDDs
– 4.2 TB HDD storage with 8x600GB HDDs
– 6.3 TB HDD storage with 8x900GB HDDs
– 8.4 TB HDD storage with 8x1.2TB HDDs
Note
Each HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Server utilizes storage in blocks of eight disks, with the capability to house up to three blocks per server, and
must be homogenous throughout the cluster.
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• HPE Hyper Converged 250 solutions
– 9.6 TB All-Flash storage with 6x1.92TB SSDs per node 1
– 6.4 TB Hybrid storage with 2x960GB SSDs and 4x1.2TB HDDs per node2
– 5.6 TB Hybrid storage with 2x480GB SSDs and 4x1.2TB HDDs per node
– 7.2 TB HDD storage with 6x1.2TB HDDs per node 3
Note
Storage capacities are usable storage after RAID configurations for redundancy and resiliency are established. All SSDs are configured in an
RAID 1 with spinning disks in an RAID 5 setup. All storage across all nodes is also further configured in an RAID 10.
Storage expansion
HPE Hyper Converged has been designed to meet the most demanding workloads by having the flexibility to add more storage resources on
demand by using any StoreVirtual device (StoreVirtual VSA, StoreVirtual 4000). Additional storage can be added to the same environment as
the HC 250 solutions by easily adding another storage pool with the StoreVirtual Centralized Management Console and HPE OneView
integration into hypervisor management.
Backup
Backup options are available to the HPE Hyper Converged solutions by using HPE Backup Solutions to create an affordable end-to-end solution
for both virtualization platforms and for the data protection. The solution is easy to implement and easy to maintain utilizing the following
technologies. Other than this, HPE Hyper Converged products also support all the backup solutions that are supported by VMware.
• HPE StoreOnce Backup for HC 250 and HC 380 with VMware as the hypervisor
– Available for the HPE Hyper Converged 380 and Hyper Converged 250 4
– StoreOnce deduplication for efficient storage of critical data
– Range of price and performance options spanning from 1 TB/hr to 100 TB/hr
– Simplified manageability with a single pane of glass to manage DR processes and automate backups
• Microsoft Data Protection Manager for HC 250 for Microsoft CPS-S with Hyper-V as hypervisor
– Available for the HPE Hyper Converged 250 for Microsoft CPS-S solution
– Microsoft System Center 2012—Data Protection Manager is included with System Center that simplifies management by integrating into
the single suite of used tools
– Powerful backup system to restore data from secondary locations, backup servers, and workloads, and file data from servers and
client computers
• Azure Cloud Backup for HC 250 for Microsoft CPS-S
– Azure Backup—protects critical assets wherever they are; compelling alternative to tape; secure and always available; efficient and flexible
– Azure Site Recovery—full featured disaster for an automated VM protection and replication with one-click orchestrated recovery and
remote health monitoring
– Azure Operation Management Suite—helps you manage your Azure hybrid cloud with a cost-effective, all-in-one cloud IT management
solution
HC 250 only; the HC 250 for Microsoft CPS-S offers 8.8 TB of Hybrid storage.
HC 250 only; the HC 250 for Microsoft CPS-S offers 7.2 or 10.8 TB HDD storage.
4 This is not available for the HC 250 for Microsoft CPS-S solution.
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Networks
The following networks are needed for the HPE Hyper Converged 380:
General virtualization and VDI workload configurations:
• VSA iSCSI Storage Network—isolates all iSCSI network traffic for host storage communication.
• ESXi Management Network—isolates network traffic for management, ESX components, and access to management VM.
• VMware vMotion network—isolates all vMotion traffic for live migration of running VMs between hosts.
• IPv6 must be enabled for the VLANs used by HC 380.
HPE Helion CloudSystem configurations:
• VSA iSCSI Storage Network—isolates all iSCSI network traffic for host storage communication.
• ESXi Management Network—isolates network traffic for management, ESX components, and access to management VM.
• VMware vMotion network—isolates all vMotion traffic for live migration of running VMs between hosts.
• Cloud Management Network.
• Consumer Access Network.
• Object Proxy Network.
• IPv6 must be enabled for the VLANs used by HC 380.
The following networks have been implemented in HPE Hyper Converged 250 5:
• Storage Network—isolates all network communication for storage traffic.
• Management Network—isolates network traffic for management and provides access to management VM.
Installation options
Installation options available for HPE Hyper Converged 380
Figure 5. HPE HC 380 platform
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This is not available for the HC 250 for Microsoft CPS-S solution.
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HC 380 can be deployed in three different use cases:
• General virtualization
• VDI
• CloudSystem
Management software
Management software in HPE Hyper Converged 380
With the new HPE OneView User Experience (UX) tool, customers can easily self-install this appliance in eight clicks. A new intuitive,
consumer-inspired interface integrates multiple tools and automates complex tasks enabling you to:
• Create new VMs in as little as five clicks
• Add server, storage, and VM capacity in as little as 15 minutes
• Simplified manageability for a single IT generalist rather than several specialists
• Update firmware and drivers in just a few clicks
Figure 6. HPE OneView User Experience (UX) Dashboard
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Figure 7. Virtual machine details
Management software in HPE Hyper Converged 250
HPE Hyper Converged 250 utilizes HPE OneView InstantOn and HPE OneView for VMware vCenter, designed from the ground up to simplify
deployment and centralize management. HPE OneView integrates multiple tools enabling you to:
• Manage entire virtual infrastructure from a single interface
• Add server, storage, and VM capacity in only few minutes
• Expand seamlessly by adding compute power and scale storage capacity without downtime
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Figure 8. HPE OneView for VMware vCenter
Management software in the HPE Hyper Converged 250 for Microsoft CPS-S
HPE Hyper Converged 250 for Microsoft CPS-S utilizes HPE OneView InstantOn and the Microsoft System Center suite centralize management
to assure an IT generalist can manage the entire virtual infrastructure from a single interface without specialized storage, server, or virtualization
expertise. HPE OneView and System Center tools enable you to:
• Manage entire virtual infrastructure from a single suite of tools
• Quickly expand the virtualized infrastructure to the Microsoft Azure cloud and easily deploy VMs with Microsoft System Center Virtual
Machine Manager
• Easily manage and monitor the health of the environment using Microsoft System Center
• Seamlessly perform and manage backups of environment utilizing Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager
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Figure 9. Microsoft Virtual Machine Manager
Note
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager and backup server are required for Azure cloud expansion.
Services
Hewlett Packard Enterprise provides one-stop support for the HPE Hyper Converged solutions, including factory integration, installation,
support, and consulting. This section outlines services that are available for HPE Hyper Converged solutions.
Support services
HPE technology experts are there for every level of service and support. Our integrated portfolio of services help customers reduce costs,
optimize data, streamline management, and improve backup and recovery. Capitalizing on HPE Hyper Converged capabilities requires a service
partner who can simplify increasingly complex environments. Hewlett Packard Enterprise support recommendations are designed to help you
enhance technology operations and lower risk. Depending on support needs, the support choices are:
• HPE Proactive Care
HPE Proactive Care begins with providing all of the benefits of proactive monitoring and reporting along with rapid reactive care to put in
place the fundamentals needed for stability and availability of the environment. Customers can customize their reactive support level by
selecting either six-hour call-to-repair or 24x7 with 4-hour onsite response.
• HPE Proactive Care with Personalized Support Option
Adding HPE Personalized Support Option for HPE Proactive Care is highly recommended. The HPE Personalized Support Option builds on
the benefits of HPE Proactive Care service by providing an assigned account support manager who knows the environment and delivers
support planning, regular reviews, and technical and operational advice specific to each environment. A one-time purchase covers the entire
HPE Proactive Care environment, and additional Personalized Support Days can be added to provide the appropriate service experience for
the system or across the entire environment.
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• HPE Foundation Care Call to Repair Service
Offers 24x7 service, including HPE holidays, with a six-hour call-to-repair time, where our commitment is to have the hardware operational
within six hours after your call is opened. Software support is 24x7 with a two-hour response time.
• HPE Foundation Care 24x7 Service
Offers 24x7 service, including HPE holidays, with a four-hour onsite response time for hardware and a two-hour response time for software.
• HPE Foundation Care Next Business Day Service
Offers a next business day onsite response with coverage available nine hours per day between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. local time, on business
days Monday through Friday, excluding HPE holidays. Software support is provided with a two-hour response time.
• HPE Proactive Select
Addressing the ongoing operational and staffing needs of HPE ConvergedSystem environments, customers can buy HPE Proactive Select
credits upfront, and choose from around 100 services to consume the required level of expertise and resources throughout a year. A vast
array of services, health checks, optimization, performance, and security help customers address their skills and staffing requirements with
flexibility.
For more information on these support offerings, refer to your account manager or reseller.
Licensing
Licensing is an important parameter that you need to understand properly to explore the full range of capabilities required for your
hyperconverged solution. To ensure that you have the appropriate valid licenses from Hewlett Packard Enterprise and as well as from our
solution partners VMware and Microsoft, here is the list of licenses that are required for our hyperconverged products.
HPE licenses
• StoreVirtual VSA (for all HC products)
• HPE OneView for vCenter (for HC 250 StoreVirtual and HC 380)
• HPE OneView for Microsoft System Center (for HC 250 for Microsoft CPS-S)
• HPE OneView InstantOn (for all HC products)
VMware licenses
Licenses required for the VMware solution are:
• VMware vSphere Enterprise or higher licenses per node
• VMware vCenter Standard licenses per solution
Microsoft licenses
Licenses required for the Microsoft solution are:
• Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition, per managed host
• Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition license, per managed host
• Microsoft Azure subscription, if optional Azure services are required
Important
If you elect not to purchase licenses through Hewlett Packard Enterprise, you must provide your own VMware Enterprise License Agreement
(ELA) for HPE Hyper Converged 250, Microsoft License Agreement for HPE Hyper Converged 250, or Microsoft CPS-S solution, when your
HPE Hyper Converged 250 or 380 is being deployed.
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Appendix A: Solution hardware configuration
Table 3. Full range of hardware configurations available for HPE Hyper Converged 380 appliance
Component
Quantity
Description
Clustered compute node
2–16 per solution
HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Server each with:
2 x Intel Xeon processor
E5-2699 v3 (2.3GHz/18-core), E5-2698 v3 (2.3GHz/16-core),
E5-2697 v3 (2.6GHz/14-core), E5-2695 v3 (2.3GHz/14-core),
E5-2690 v3 (2.6GHz/12-core), E5-2687W v3 (3.1GHz/10-core),
E5-2685 v3 (2.6GHz/12-core), E5-2683 v3 (2.0GHz/14-core),
E5-2680 v3 (2.5GHz/12-core), E5-2670 v3 (2.3GHz/12-core),
E5-2667 v3 (3.2GHz/8-core), E5-2660 v3 (2.6GHz/10-core),
E5-2650L v3 (1.8GHz/12-core), E5-2650 v3 (2.3GHz/10-core),
E5-2643 v3 (3.4GHz/6-core), E5-2640 v3 (2.6GHz/8-core),
E5-2630 v3 (2.4GHz/8-core), E5-2630L v3 (1.5GHz/8-core),
E5-2620 v3 (2.4GHz/6-core)
128 GB–1,536 GB memory
HPE Smart Array P440ar Controller
NVIDIA GRID K1 or K2 Graphics Accelerator options
2 x power supply unit
500 W power supply
1,400 W power supply
Network options
• 8 x 1GbE ports
• 2 x 10GbE ports + 4x 1GbE ports
• 4 x 10GbE ports + 4x 1GbE ports
Storage options 6
• 4.9TB Hybrid 2x 400GB + 6x 900GB
• 6.8TB Hybrid 2x 800GB + 6x 1.2TB
• 3.4TB Hybrid 2x 480GB + 6x 600GB
• 4.9TB Hybrid 2x 480GB + 6x 900GB
• 6.8TB Hybrid 2x 800GB + 6x 1.2TB
• 4.2TB HDD 8x 600GB
• 6.3TB HDD 8x 900GB
• 8.4TB HDD 8x 1.2TB
Note
Mixed compute notes not supported. All servers must be homogenous.
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Drives are available in blocks of eight. Each chassis can have one, two, or three blocks for a total of eight, 16, or 24 drives per node. Block types must be homogenous.
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Appendix B: Solution software configuration
Table 4. Software configurations available for HPE Hyper Converged
Solution
Software
HC 380
HC 250
HC 250 for Microsoft CPS-S
HPE OneView



HPE OneView InstantOn



StoreVirtual VSA


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VMware vSphere 5.5
N/A
7
N/A
VMware vSphere 6.0
8
9
N/A
VMware Horizon 6.2
10
N/A
N/A
VMware vCenter 5.5
N/A
11
N/A
VMware vCenter 6.0
12
13
N/A
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition
N/A
N/A

Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
N/A
N/A

Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
N/A
N/A

Windows Azure Pack
N/A
N/A

HPE OneView User Experience

N/A
N/A
HPE OneView for VMware vCenter
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N/A
HPE OneView for Microsoft System Center
N/A
N/A

On appliance, or use a licensed, existing instance.
On appliance, or connected to an existing instance.
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Resources and additional links
Contact Hewlett Packard Enterprise: www8.hp.com/us/en/hpe/contact/contact.html
HPE Services: hpe.com/info/services
HPE Hyper Converged: hpe.com/us/en/integrated-systems/hyper-converged.html
Hewlett Packard Enterprise and VMware: hpe.com/partners/vmware
Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Microsoft: hpe.com/partners/microsoft
HPE OneView: hpe.com/info/hpeov
HPE Servers: hpe.com/servers
HPE HC 250 QuickSpecs h20195.www2.hpe.com/V2/getdocument.aspx?docname=c04622598&cc=us&lc=en
HPE HC 380 QuickSpecs: h20195.www2.hpe.com/V2/getdocument.aspx?docname=c04790439&cc=us&lc=en
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