The TOE provides a software defined data center that can support hundreds virtual machines and their associated data. The TOE is a hyper-converged infrastructure hardware appliance that include VMware’s ESXi as a hypervisor and a VxRail Manager virtual machine. The VMware ESXi hypervisor includes VMware’s vSAN, which aggregates the underlying local storage to create a shared storage pool for installed VMs to use. Multiple appliances can be clustered together to extend the storage resource and provide high availability options for the stored data.
The appliances included in the TOE boundary for this evaluation includes one of the following appliances:
- VxRail 160
- VxRail 160F