for a complete, end to end VMware solution

Hyper-convergence ( hyperconvergence )is the combination of processing, storage &/or networking into one integrated solution. Sometimes called SDI (Software Defined Infrastructure), these solutions are software driven, currently upon Intel Haswell based server platforms, and often vertically driven. The Supermicro solution described below is a VMware specific, virtualized storage solution BUT Supermicro have also teamed on a complete Hyper-converged solution which is described on our server Hyperconvergence page.

Supermicro® Solutions integrated with VMware Virtual SAN

Supermicro 42U Rack Supermicro’s Virtual SAN (VSAN) Ready Nodes focus is on deploying VMware® Virtual SAN™, a hypervisor-converged storage, as quickly as possible. Working with VMware, Supermicro delivers an alternative to traditional Fiber Channel SAN based virtualization infrastructure, which is known for its complexity and interoperability challenges. Targeted at a multitude of use cases in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Tier2/3 production workload and disaster recovery environments, Supermicro’s VSAN solutions introduce a new high performance storage tier optimized for virtual environments that is simple, resilient and efficient and reduces the total cost of ownership. It is a perfect solution for Enterprises and SMB to efficiently grow and manage virtualized infrastructure for maximum ROI. This is where our relationship with Supermicro really pays off for you!

A Virtual SAN Ready Node is a preconfigured single-node or multi-node server hardware configuration for use with Virtual SAN. A Ready Node configuration includes specific type and amount of CPU, Memory, Flash, HDD, and IO Controller devices within each server. Each VSAN Ready Node is classified by a Ready Node configuration profile. Defined Ready Node profiles include:• Server workload profiles
– Large/High server profile
– Medium server profile
– Small server profile• VDI workload Profiles
– VDI with Linked Clones
– VDI with Full ClonesEach configuration profile provides a differentiated price/performance focus, targeting multiple use case requirements. Each profile assumes a target number of Virtual Machines per node, utilizing an average Virtual Machine profile size. Fault tolerance is built into the solution with data replication between nodes, and clustering technology. Flash and hard disks are seamlessly integrated to achieve best balance in performance and capacity.


  • Single bundle for procurement – Supermicro VSAN Ready Node comes with the appropriate licenses for vSphere, Virtual SAN and Horizon View. Supermicro production and service works with customer to simplify the setup experience.
  • Radically Simple Storage – VSAN integrates seamlessly with vSphere platform for storage tasks. Storage provisioning and management is a breeze. VSAN automatically rebuilds and rebalances storage to maintain Quality of Service from the storage resource.
  • Lower TCO by up to 50% – VSAN allows you to granularly scale-out you storage environment to allow for growth while eliminating overprovisioning.
  • High Performance – VSAN has integrated server-side flash to provide read/write caching, providing lower latency and better throughput than external flash appliances and devices. As a result, VMs and applications have the most optimized I/O data path to support your business demands.
  • Fault Tolerance – VSAN uses distributed RAID and cache mirroring to ensure that data is never lost in case of disk, host or network failures. Combined with Supermicro’s legendary quality and reliability aids in enhancing system uptime and ensuring business continuity.
  • Peace of Mind & PRICE – Supermicro VSAN Ready Nodes are jointly recommended with VMware. Full system delivery ensures compatibility and maximizes the success of implementation. Pricing is outrageous compared to the equivalent!

Virtual SAN Ready System

Supermicro/VMware Certified Configurations
4U FatTwin 4U FatTwin 1U 4U FatTwin 4U FatTwin
System Profile Large Medium Small VDI w/ Linked Clones VDI w/ Full Clones
Server Model SYS-F627R3-VSN001L
SYS-1027R-VSN001S SYS-F627R3-VDN001L
# of Virtual Machines / Profile Specifications Up to 250 VM Up to 125 VM Up to 15 VM Up to 400 VM Up to 400 VM
2 vCPU, 6GB Memory, 2x 60GB Virtual Disk 2 vCPU, 1.5GB Memory, 20GB Virtual Disk 2 vCPU, 1.5 GB Memory, 40GB Virtual Disk
Number of Nodes 4 (dual Intel® Xeon® processor) 4 (dual Intel® Xeon® processor) 1 (Single Intel® Xeon® processor) 4 (dual Intel® Xeon® processor) 4 (dual Intel® Xeon® processor)
Raw Capacity 33.6TB with 10000 RPM HDD’s 56TB with 7200 RPM HDD’s 5TB with 7200RPM HDD’s 6TB with 15000 RPM HDD’s 33.6TB with 10000RPM HDD’s
Networking VSN001L: 10GbE SFP+ VSN002L: 10GbE SFP+ VSN001M: 10GbE RJ45 VSN002M: 10GbE SFP+ VSN001S: 10GbE SFP+ VDN001L: 10GbE RJ45 VDN002L: 10GbE SFP+ VDN001F: 10GbE RJ45 VDN002F: 10GbE SFP+
Software vSphere 5.5
Virtual SAN 5.5
vSphere 5.5
Virtual SAN 5.5
vSphere 5.5
Virtual SAN 5.5
vSphere 5.5
Virtual SAN 5.5
Horizon View 6
vSphere 5.5
Virtual SAN 5.5
Horizon View 6
Form Factor 4U w/ Redundant Hot-swap Power Supplies 4U w/ Redundant Hot-swap Power Supplies 1U w/ Redundant Hot-swap Power Supplies 4U w/ Redundant Hot-swap Power Supplies 4U w/ Redundant Hot-swap Power Supplies
* Large Server Profile also available in a dual cpu 1U form factor with drives: SYS-1027R-VSN001L with
support up to 60 virtual machines and 8.4TB storage. (Networking: 10GbE SFP+)
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