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Min and Max Number of Nodes in VCF Consolidated

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Author : Ben Corson

URL : http:////docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Cloud-Foundation/3.9/com.vmware.vcf.ovdeploy.doc_39/GUID-61453C12...

Topic Name : Consolidated Architecture Model

Publication Name : VMware Cloud Foundation Architecture and Deployment Guide

Product/Version : VMware Cloud Foundation/3.9

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The illustration in VCF consolidated deployment shows a single cluster with "6 nodes or less" being written. What's the min and max number of nodes in a VCF consolidated deployment?

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64 nodes is the maximum, and I’m assuming the minimum should be 4+ hence that illustration should be “6 nodes or more” given the VCF components include vRealize Suite. Remember this question is about the documentation.

Here's what i grabbed from the VCF 3.8 doc i found online as well: https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/learn/nl/emea/fy20/summer_school_pdfs/343572_ACJ_SDDC_the_easy_wa...

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Hi BassamZantout​,

As far as I know VCF supports up to vCenter configuration maximums for the consolidated design, which is 64 nodes per cluster (theoretical maximum).
I recommend to look at the standard architecture if you are deploying a larger environment (more than 7-8 hosts)

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Rick is correct. The Consolidated Design can be used from 4 to 64 hosts. Besides technical aspects I recommend to also consider the financial aspects and business case. Assume you have 7 hosts (the minimum for the Standard Architecture) then 4 of those are for the Management Domain. This leaves 3 hosts for workloads. It may work out financially if you need to save OpEx and the savings justify the overhead.
I find most customers leveraging the Standard Architecture when they have 12 hosts or more. But it is your choice.

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64 nodes is the maximum, and I’m assuming the minimum should be 4+ hence that illustration should be “6 nodes or more” given the VCF components include vRealize Suite. Remember this question is about the documentation.

Here's what i grabbed from the VCF 3.8 doc i found online as well: https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/learn/nl/emea/fy20/summer_school_pdfs/343572_ACJ_SDDC_the_easy_wa...

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