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Simplivity as VMware Datastore

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Rafael-Antonio
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Simplivity as VMware Datastore

Hi,

I have a question, Simplivity could be act as VMware DataStore only? The compute resources will retain over the servers (on our case 3 blades)

We only need to execute a Storage vMotion to Simplivity.

In this scenario, the concept of hyperconvergence is lost?

Please your comments

Regards

Rafael

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AlanHPE
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Re: Simplivity as VMware Datastore

If I understand you correctly you are fine to do what you are asking.  You are essentially using "your" server as what we refer to as a "Compute Node".  So yes a server not running the Omnistack SW and dowesn't have the accellerator card can act as computer and still utilize the storage from a Simplivity node and getting the benefits of the dedupe and compression.

Alan

Alan Hymes
Rafael-Antonio
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Re: Simplivity as VMware Datastore

OK thanks for your response, understood.

Regards!

RG