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Supermicro Solutions integrated with VMware vSAN_42U Rack

Supermicro vSAN ReadyNode™ focuses on deploying VMware vSAN, a hyper-converged solution, as quickly as possible. vSAN provides you with the ability to provision and manage compute, network and storage resources from a single pane of management. 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 tier 1/2 production workloads and Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), especially with all flash deployments, Supermicro vSAN ReadyNode™ introduces a new high performance storage tier optimized for enterprise-class virtual environments that is simple, resilient and efficient that reduces the total cost of ownership. It is a perfect solution for Enterprises ROBO and SMBs to efficiently grow and manage virtualized infrastructure for maximum ROI.

A vSAN ReadyNode is a preconfigured single-node or multi-node server hardware configuration for use with vSAN. A ReadyNode configuration includes specific type and amount of CPU, Memory, Flash, HDD, and IO Controller devices within each server. Each vSAN ReadyNode is classified by a ReadyNode configuration profile. Defined ReadyNode profiles include:

  • Hybrid ReadyNode Profiles*
    • HY-8 Series: Up to 100 VMs per node
    • HY-6 Series: Up to 50 VMs per node
    • HY-4 Series: Up to 30 VMs per node
    • HY-2 Series: Up to 20 VMs per node
  • All-Flash ReadyNode Profiles*
    • AF-8 Series: Up to 120 VMs per node
    • AF-6 Series: Up to 60 VMs per node
    • AF-4 Series: Up to 30 VMs per node
Supermicro ReadyNode configuration_vSAN diagram

Each 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.

*For more information about vSAN ReadyNode profiles and VM sizing assumptions, refer to VMware's vSAN Hardware Quick Reference Guide


  • Single bundle for procurement – Supermicro vSAN ReadyNode™ comes with the appropriate licenses for vSphere and vSAN. 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 – Supermicro vSAN ReadyNode™ is jointly recommended with VMware. Full system delivery ensures compatibility and maximizes the success of implementation.

Intel® Select Solutions for VMware vSAN

Supermicro’s Intel® Select Solutions for VMware vSAN are verified for VMware vSAN ReadyNode™ and tightly specified by Intel® and VMware® to deliver out-of-the-box high performance

  • Delivers high performance that is optimized to a specific threshold across compute
  • Reduces the amount of time and money spent on research, configuration and testing
  • Passes rigorous VMware vSAN ReadyNode™ verification
  • Customizable components for greater performance and capacity
  • Expedites the time to deployment
  • 168TB Raw capacity (3 x P4800x 375GB caching, 21 x P4510 8TB capacity)
  • Intel Platinum 8253 - 16 core, 2.2Ghz
  • Dual 10GB Ethernet NICs
  • 9.6TB Raw capacity (2 x Intel S4610 960GB caching, 8x Samsung PM863 960GB capacity)
  • Intel Gold 6230 - 20 core, 2.10Ghz
  • 3108 Controller
  • Dual 10GB Ethernet NICs
  • 61TB Raw Capacity (2 x Seagate Nytro 3331 3.84TB caching, 4 x Seagate Nytro 3331  3.84TB capacity per node)
  • Intel Platinum 8253, 16 core, 2.20Ghz 
  • 3108 Controller
  • Quad 10GB SFP+ NICs
SYS-1029U-TN10RT – Intel® Select VMware vSAN Solution
  • 48 TB Raw Capacity (6x 8TB Capacity SSD DC P4610, 2x 375 GB Caching SSDs DCP4800x)
  • 40 Cores (2x Intel Xeon Gold 6230 2.1 GHz)
  • 384 GB Memory (12x 32 GB DDR4-2666)
  • SMC3008 Storage Controller
  • 2x Dual-Port 10GbE RJ45 NICs
  • 64TB Raw Capacity ( 4 x 4.0TB NVMe SSD, 2 x 1.6TB Caching NVMe SSDs per node)
  • 192 Cores (2 x Intel Xeon Platinum 8160T 2.10Ghz 24Core)
  • 1.5 TB Memory (6x 64GB DDR4-2666 per node)
  • Quad-Port 10GBE NIC per node (AOC-MTG-i4T)
  • 61 TB Raw Capacity (4x 3.84 TB NVMe SSDs, 2x 1.6 TB Caching NVMe SSDs per node)
  • 144 Cores (2x Intel Xeon Gold 6150 2.7 GHz per node)
  • 1.5 TB Memory (12x 32 GB DDR4-2666 per node)
  • Dual-Port 25GbE SFP28 + Dual-Port 10GbE RJ45 NICs per node
  • 32 TB Raw Capacity (4x 2 TB NVMe SSDs, 2x 375 GB Caching NVMe SSDs per node)
  • 128 Cores (2x Intel Xeon Gold 6142 2.6 GHz per node)
  • 1 TB Memory (16x 16 GB DDR4-2666 per node)
  • Dual-Port 25GbE SFP28 + Dual-Port 10GbE RJ45 NICs per node
  • 32 TB Raw Capacity (5x 1.6 TB Capacity SSDs, 1x 480 GB Caching SSD per node)
  • 96 Cores (2x Intel Xeon Gold 6136 3.0 GHz per node)
  • 1 TB Memory (16x 16 GB DDR4-2666 per node)
  • Dual-Port 10GbE RJ45 NICs per node
  • 32 TB Raw Capacity (20x 1.6 TB Capacity SSDs, 4x 400 GB Caching SSDs)
  • 48 Cores (2x Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 2.1 GHz)
  • 384 GB Memory (24x 16 GB DDR4-2666)
  • SMC3008 Storage Controller
  • 2x Dual-Port 10GbE RJ45 NICs
  • 23 TB Raw Capacity (6x 3.8 TB Capacity SSDs, 2x 480 GB Caching SSDs)
  • 32 Cores (2x AMD EPYC 7351 2.4 GHz)
  • 256 GB Memory (16x 16 GB DDR4-2666)
  • SMC3008 Storage Controller
  • Dual-Port 10GbE RJ45 NIC
  • 7.2 TB Raw Capacity (6x 1.2 TB Capacity SSDs, 2x 400 GB Caching SSDs)
  • 16 Cores (2x Intel Xeon Silver 4110 2.1 GHz)
  • 128 GB Memory (8x 16 GB DDR4-2666)
  • SMC3008 Storage Controller
  • 2x Dual-Port 10GbE RJ45 NICs
  • 3.6 TB Raw Capacity (4x 1.2 TB Capacity SSDs, 1x 400 GB Caching SSDs)
  • 16 Cores (2x Intel Xeon Silver 4110 2.1 GHz)
  • 128 GB Memory (8x 16 GB DDR4-2666)
  • SMC3008 Storage Controller
  • 2x Dual-Port 10GbE RJ45 NICs
  • 32 TB Raw Capacity (4x 2 TB SAS HDDs, 1x 480 GB Caching SSD per node)
  • 96 Cores (2x Intel Xeon Gold 6126 2.6 GHz per node)
  • 1.5 TB Memory (12x 32 GB DDR4-2666 per node)
  • SMC3008 Storage Controller
  • Quad GbE NICs per node
  • 60 TB Raw Capacity (10x 6 TB SAS HDDs, 2x 1.92 TB Caching SSDs)
  • 12 Cores (1x Intel Xeon Gold 6126 2.6 GHz)
  • 128 GB Memory (8x 16 GB DDR4-2666)
  • SMC3008 Storage Controller
  • 1x 10GbE RJ45 NIC

Other vSAN Components

Supermicro vSAN Components_1Gb and 10Gb Ethernet Switches
  • Layer 2/3 Ethernet Switching, link aggregation (LACP), Jumbo frames, VLAN support
  • Configuration Flexibility:
    • SSE-G24-TG4 - 24 ports of RJ45 1Gbps Ethernet with 4 SFP Combo ports, 4 ports 10Gbps Ethernet (CX4, XFP, or SFP+), Stacking
    • SSE-G48-TG4 - 48 ports of RJ45 1Gbps Ethernet with 4 SFP Combo ports
    • SSE-X3348T(R) - 48 ports of RJ45 10Gbps Ethernet
    • SSE-X24S / SSE-X3348S(R) - 48 ports 10Gbps Ethernet (SFP+), Reverse airflow option
  • Management: Web-based management interface, Industry standard CLI with telnet SSH or local management port, Scripting, Logging
  • Routing, Multicast: Quality of service and DiffServ - 8 priority queues per port; Adjusted WRR and Strict Priority Scheduling; Security - 802.1x port based authentication, RADIUS and TACACS+ authentication, SSH / SSL encryption
  • Dimensions: 17.3"W x 15.2"D x 1.7"H (440mm x 386mm x 43mm)
1Gb & 10Gb Ethernet Switches
  • HW fault alerts - E-mail or SNMP
  • Redundant access for management
  • Support for open standards (SMASH 2.0, LDAP, WSMAN)
  • VLAN support
  • KVM and Virtual Media and SOL (no additional license needed)
  • Easy maintenance (Command line flash tools for firmware update)
Supermicro vSAN Components_IPMI Server Management
VMware Cluster Management

VMware vCenter Server provides a centralized platform for managing the Supermicro VMware vSAN solution. vCenter Server is required. Supermicro provides the full range of VMware vCenter products, as well as the server and OS to complete the whole environment. Contact your Supermicro Sales Representative for details of our VMware software offerings.

Supermicro vSAN Components_VMware Cluster Management

Supermicro X13 BigTwin® Multi-Node Servers and Hyper Servers Demonstrate Excellent Performance for HCI

VMmark Solution Brief

Solution Brief - Supermicro X13 Servers Show 82% Performance Gain & Powerful Virtual Machines for an Agile & Efficient Virtualized Future

In today's rapidly evolving technological landscape, businesses constantly seek ways to stay ahead of the curve. The key to success relies on agility and swiftly bringing products and services to market. However, this demands a robust and flexible IT infrastructure that can adapt to the dynamic needs of modern enterprises. A critical question is whether the current infrastructure has the agility to keep pace with evolving business requirements.

The Supermicro BigTwin with 5th Gen Intel Xeon processors show a dramatic improvement in virtualization compared to previous generations of servers.

Supermicro’s BigTwin® and vSAN Excel at HCI Workloads and AI Performance

Supermicro’s BigTwin® and vSAN Excel at HCI Workloads

Solution Brief - Lower the TCO of VMware vSAN with the Supermicro X13 BigTwin

Over the years, hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) has emerged as a reliable solution for its simplified management, scalability, cost efficiency, and high-performance capabilities. In HCI environments, technologies like vSAN have proven to be critical as the underlying storage technology due to their seamless integration and ability to provide storage to multiple servers simultaneously. However, like any evolving technology, vSAN has faced several challenges. Addressing data growth and scalability has become essential for applications to meet the demands of the rapidly expanding market while maintaining top-notch performance and reducing latency for improved serviceability.

In this context, Supermicro’s X13 BigTwin system introduces innovation with the new 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors bringing new accelerators and more powerful cores. These cutting-edge components seamlessly integrate into the vSAN environment to elevate its capabilities.

Supermicro’s BigTwin® and vSAN Excel at AO Performance

Solution Brief - Supermicro Enables Advanced Artificial Intelligence Technologies on VMware vSAN for Inferencing

With the newfound popularity of AI solutions such as ChatGPT, enterprises are more motivated than ever to deploy AI use cases. By tapping into their rich data sources, enterprises seek to deliver deep real-time insights that improve operational efficiencies, lead to better product designs, improve customer satisfaction and employee productivity, and ultimately increase revenue streams.

World's First TPCx-HCI Benchmark

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Solution Brief - Supermicro Announces World's First TPCx-HCI Benchmark Result

Optimum performance requires optimized hardware and software. TPCx-HCI is a powerful tool for measuring and optimizing HCI performance. This rigorous HCI benchmark exercises both hardware and software when measuring an HCI cluster's scheduling, load balancing, and overall performance. It also tests failover performance when the cluster suddenly loses a node. Supermicro is partnering with AMD and VMware to publish the world’s first TPCx-HCI benchmark result using the VMware Hyper-Converged infrastructure (HCI) solution consisting of VMware vSphere® 7.0 Update 2 virtualization, VMware vCenter® management, and VMware vSAN™ 7 storage.

Rack Integration Service

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Supermicro Integration and Proof of Concept Laboratory Services

Supermicro Rack Integration Services provides a "one-stop shop" for your data center needs. Our team has the confidence, flexibility, and expertise to handle all phases of your data center integration project. From requirements gathering to the delivery of a turn-key solution - and all phases in between - you can rely on Supermicro Rack Integration Services as your central resource for project success. With our extensive portfolio of server, storage, switch and rack products, we can provide a wide range of solutions with a focus on customer satisfaction, quality, and energy efficiency. Our global footprint, dedicated and skilled professionals, and integrated supply-chain will ensure you get what you need, when you need it, no matter where in the world you are.

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