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<ul><li><p>Dell EMCVxBlock and Vblock Systems 740Architecture Overview</p><p>Document revision 1.16April 2018</p></li><li><p>Revision history</p><p>Date Document revision Description of changes</p><p>April 2018 1.16 Removed vCHA.</p><p>December 2017 1.15 Added Cisco UCS B-Series M5servers.</p><p>August 2017 1.14 Added support for VMware vSphere6.5.</p><p>August 2017 1.13 Added support for VMAX 950F and950FX storage arrays.</p><p>July 2017 1.12 Added support for SymmetrixRemote Data Facility (SRDF)</p><p>March 2017 1.11 Added support for the Cisco Nexus93180YC-EX Switch</p><p>February 2017 1.10 Added the 256 GB cache option forEMC VMAX 250F and EMC VMAX250FX.</p><p>December 2016 1.9 Added support for AMP-2 on CiscoUCS C2x0 M4 servers with VMwarevSphere 5.5.</p><p>November 2016 1.8 Added support for Dell EMCnetwork attached storage(eNAS).</p><p> Added support for VMAX 250Fand VMAX 250FX.</p><p> Removed IPI Appliance fromelevations.</p><p>September 2016 1.7 Added support for AMP-2S andAMP enhancements.</p><p> Added support for the CiscoMDS 9396S Multilayer FabricSwitch</p><p>August 2016 1.6 Added support for Dell EMCembedded management (eMGMT).</p><p>July 2016 1.5 Updated the VMAXconfiguration information toindicate support for a singleengine.</p><p>Revision history | 2</p></li><li><p>Date Document revision Description of changes</p><p>April 2016 1.4 Removed physical planninginformation removed from thisbook and moved it to theConverged Systems PhysicalPlanning Guide</p><p> Added the VMAX All Flashoption</p><p> Added support for the CiscoNexus 3172TQ Switch</p><p>October 2015 1.3 Added support for vSphere 6.0 withCisco Nexus 1000V switches.</p><p>August 2015 1.2 Added support for VxBlock Systems.Added support for vSphere 6.0 withVDS.</p><p>February 2015 1.1 Updated Intelligent PhysicalInfrastructure appliance information.</p><p>December 2014 1.0 Initial release</p><p>3 | Revision history</p></li><li><p>ContentsIntroduction.................................................................................................................................................6</p><p>System overview.........................................................................................................................................7System architecture and components.................................................................................................... 7Base configurations ...............................................................................................................................8</p><p>Scaling up compute resources.......................................................................................................11Network topology..................................................................................................................................12</p><p>Compute layer overview...........................................................................................................................14Compute overview................................................................................................................................14Cisco UCS............................................................................................................................................14Compute connectivity........................................................................................................................... 14Cisco UCS fabric interconnects............................................................................................................15Cisco Trusted Platform Module............................................................................................................ 15Disjoint layer 2 configuration................................................................................................................ 15Bare metal support policy.....................................................................................................................16</p><p>Storage layer overview.............................................................................................................................18Storage layer hardware........................................................................................................................ 18VMAX3 storage arrays......................................................................................................................... 19</p><p>VMAX3 storage array features.......................................................................................................22VMAX All Flash storage arrays......................................................................................................22Embedded Network Attached Storage...........................................................................................23Symmetrix Remote Data Facility ...................................................................................................24</p><p>Network layer overview............................................................................................................................26LAN layer..............................................................................................................................................26</p><p>Cisco Nexus 3064-T Switch - management networking................................................................ 26Cisco Nexus 3172TQ Switch - management networking...............................................................27Cisco Nexus 5548UP Switch......................................................................................................... 28Cisco Nexus 5596UP Switch......................................................................................................... 28Cisco Nexus 93180YC-EX or Cisco Nexus 9396PX Switch - segregated networking.................. 29</p><p>SAN layer............................................................................................................................................. 29Cisco MDS 9148S Multilayer Fabric Switch...................................................................................30Cisco MDS 9396S 16G Multilayer Fabric Switch and Cisco MDS 9706 Multilayer Director..........30</p><p>Virtualization layer overview....................................................................................................................32Virtualization components.................................................................................................................... 32VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi.......................................................................................................32VMware vCenter Server (vSphere 5.5 and 6.0)................................................................................... 34VMware vCenter Server (VMware vSphere 6.5).................................................................................. 35</p><p>Management..............................................................................................................................................38Management components overview.....................................................................................................38Management hardware components....................................................................................................38Management software components (vSphere 5.5 and 6.0)................................................................. 39Management software components (vSphere 6.5).............................................................................. 40</p><p>Contents | 4</p></li><li><p>Management network connectivity....................................................................................................... 41</p><p>Sample configurations............................................................................................................................. 51Sample VxBlock System 740 and Vblock System 740 with VMAX 400K............................................ 52Sample VxBlock System 740 and Vblock System 740 with VMAX 200K............................................ 54Sample VxBlock System 740 and Vblock System 740 with VMAX 100K............................................ 56</p><p>Additional references............................................................................................................................... 59Virtualization components.................................................................................................................... 59Compute components.......................................................................................................................... 59Network components............................................................................................................................60Storage components............................................................................................................................ 61</p><p>5 | Contents</p></li><li><p>IntroductionThis document describes the high-level design of the Converged System and the hardware and softwarecomponents.</p><p>In this document, the VxBlock System and Vblock System are referred to as Converged Systems.</p><p>Refer to the Glossary for a description of terms specific to Converged Systems.</p><p>Introduction | 6</p><p>HTTPS://DOCS.VCE.COM/BUNDLE/O_GLOSSARY/PAGE/GUID-E5B5E1DA-8455-460A-8391-12F5783BE2A3.HTML</p></li><li><p>System overview</p><p>System architecture and componentsConverged Systems are modular platforms with defined scale points that meet the higher performanceand availability requirements of business-critical applications.</p><p>Architecture</p><p>SAN storage mediums are used for deployments involving large numbers of VMs and users and providethe following features:</p><p> Multi-controller, scale-out architecture with consolidation and efficiency for the enterprise.</p><p> Scaling of resources through common and fully redundant building blocks.</p><p>Local boot disks are optional and available only for bare metal blades.</p><p>Components</p><p>Converged Systems contain the following key hardware and software components:</p><p>Resource Components</p><p>Converged System management Vision Intelligent Operations System Library Vision Intelligent Operations Plug-in for vCenter Vision Intelligent Operations Compliance Checker Vision Intelligent Operations API for System Library Vision Intelligent Operations API for Compliance Checker</p><p>Virtualization and management VMware vSphere Server Enterprise Plus VMware vSphere ESXi VMware vCenter Server VMware vSphere Web Client VMware Single Sign-On (SSO) Service Cisco UCS Servers for AMP-2 PowerPath/VE Cisco UCS Manager Unisphere for VMAX Secure Remote Services (ESRS) PowerPath Management Appliance Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) for SAN</p><p>7 | System overview</p></li><li><p>Resource Components</p><p>Compute Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis Cisco UCS B-Series M3 Blade Servers with Cisco UCS VIC 1240, optional</p><p>port expander or Cisco UCS VIC 1280</p><p> Cisco UCS B- or C-Series M4 or M5 Blade Servers with Cisco UCS VIC1340, optional port expander or Cisco UCS VIC 1380</p><p> Cisco UCS 2204XP Fabric Extenders or Cisco UCS 2208XP FabricExtenders</p><p> Cisco UCS 6248UP Fabric Interconnects or Cisco UCS 6296UP FabricInterconnects</p><p>Network Cisco Nexus 5548UP Switches, Cisco Nexus 5596UP Switches, CiscoNexus 93180YC-EX, or Cisco Nexus 9396PX Switches</p><p> Cisco MDS 9148S, Cisco MDS 9396S 16G Multilayer Fabric Switches, orCisco MDS 9706 Multilayer Directors</p><p> Cisco Nexus 3064-T Switches or Cisco Nexus 3172TQ Switches Optional Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches Optional VMware vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS) for VxBlock Systems Optional VMware NSX Virtual Networking for VxBlock Systems</p><p>Storage VMAX 400K VMAX 200K VMAX 100K VMAX All Flash 950F and 950FX VMAX All Flash 850F and 850FX VMAX All Flash 450F and 450FX VMAX All Flash 250F and 250FX</p><p>Base configurationsConverged Systems have a base configuration that is a minimum set of compute and storagecomponents, as well as fixed network resources.</p><p>These components are integrated in one or more 28-inch 42 RU cabinets. In the base configuration, youcan customize the following hardware aspects:</p><p>Hardware How it can be customized</p><p>Compute Cisco UCS B- and C-Series M4 and M5 Servers Up to 16 chassis per Cisco UCS domain Up to 4 Cisco UCS domains (four pairs of fabric interconnects)</p><p> Supports up to 32 double-height Cisco UCS blade servers per domain Supports up to 64 full-width Cisco UCS blade servers per domain Supports up to 128 half-width Cisco UCS blade servers per domain</p><p>Edge servers (with optionalVMware NSX)</p><p>Refer to the Dell EMC for VMware NSX Architecture Overview.</p><p>System overview | 8</p></li><li><p>Hardware How it can be customized</p><p>Storage Supports 2.5 inch drives, 3.5 inch drives, and a mix of both 2.5 inch and 3.5inch drives (VMAX 400K, VMAX 200K, and VMAX 100K only)</p><p> VMAX 400K Contains 1 to 8 engines Contains a maximum of 256 front-end ports Supports 10 5760 drives</p><p> VMAX 200K Contains 1 to 4 engines Contains a maximum of 128 front-end ports Supports 10 - 2880 drives</p><p> VMAX 100K Contains 1 to 2 engines Contains a maximum of 128 front-end ports Supports 10 - 1440 drives</p><p>Supports 2.5 inch drives (VMAX All Flash models only)</p><p> VMAX All Flash 950F and 950FX Contains 1 to 8 engines Contains a maximum of 192 front-end ports Supports 17 1920 drives</p><p> VMAX All Flash 850F and 850FX Contains 1 to 8 engines Contains a maximum of 192 front-end ports Supports 17 1920 drives</p><p> VMAX All Flash 450F and 450FX Contains 1 to 4 engines Contains a maximum of 96 front-end ports Supports 17 - 960 drives</p><p> VMAX All Flash 250F and 250FX Contains 1 or 2 engines Contains a maximum of 64 front-end ports Supports 17 - 100 drives</p><p>A single-cabinet configuration of the VMAX All Flash 250F and 250FX isavailable with a single engine. Expansion of the storage array requires theaddition of a storage technology extension.</p><p>9 | System overview</p></li><li><p>Hardware How it can be customized</p><p>Storage policies Policy levels are applied at the storage group level of array masking.Array storage is organized by the following service level objectives (VMAX400K, VMAX 200K, and VMAX 100K only):</p><p> Optimized (default) - system optimized Bronze - 12 ms response time, emulating 7.2K drive performance Silver - 8 ms response time, emulating 10K RPM drives Gold - 5 ms response time, emulating 15K RPM drives Platinum - 3 ms response time, emulating 15K RPM drives and enterprise</p><p>flash drive (EFD)</p><p> Diamond - </p></li><li><p>Depending upon the configuration, the following maximums apply:</p><p>Component Maximum configurations</p><p>Cisco UCS 62xxUP FabricInterconnects</p><p>The maximum number of Cisco Series Blade Server Chassis with 4 Cisco UCSdomains is:</p><p> 32 for Cisco UCS 6248UP Fabric Interconnects 64 for Cisco UCS 6296UP Fabric InterconnectsMaximum blades are as follows:</p><p> Half-width = 512 Full-width = 256 Double-height = 128</p><p>Scaling up compute resources</p><p>To scale up compute resources, you can add blade packs and chassis activation kits when ConvergedSystems are built or after they are deployed.</p><p>Blade packs</p><p>Cisco UCS blades are sold in packs of two, and include two identical Cisco UCS blades.</p><p>The base configuration of Converged Systems includes two blade packs. The maximum number of bladepacks depends on the selected scale point.</p><p>Each blade type must have a minimum of tw...</p></li></ul>