mrctrs
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Which architecture model deploy in VMware Cloud Foundation?

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Hi,

I have an environment with 8 nodes and I wonder which architecture model should I deploy, if consolidated or standard.

In a standard solution if I have 4 nodes dedicated to management workload and the other 4 for user workloads, wouldn't it be underusing resources if in the consolidated model there would be 8 hosts for user and management workload?

Which are the standard model benefits and why should I go into what looks a more complex solution instead of using one single workload domain?

Thanks!

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paramoyoo
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Hi. As you know it's recommended to isolate mgmt domain from compute workload domain. Reasons? i.e. autonoumous lifecycle management, security reasons and so on.

Consolidated model is for 6 or less hosts. The cluster design must consider the workloads that the cluster handles. If you can't count your workload/vms, you can start with consolidated model (start with 4 hosts) and convert to the standard architecture later on (if workload grows up) by creating a compute workload domain and moving VMs to the newly created WD.

From DR perspective, having 8 host you can thing about vSAN stretched cluster. But anyway i would recommend standard model.

Br

Maciej

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paramoyoo
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Hi. As you know it's recommended to isolate mgmt domain from compute workload domain. Reasons? i.e. autonoumous lifecycle management, security reasons and so on.

Consolidated model is for 6 or less hosts. The cluster design must consider the workloads that the cluster handles. If you can't count your workload/vms, you can start with consolidated model (start with 4 hosts) and convert to the standard architecture later on (if workload grows up) by creating a compute workload domain and moving VMs to the newly created WD.

From DR perspective, having 8 host you can thing about vSAN stretched cluster. But anyway i would recommend standard model.

Br

Maciej

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mrctrs
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Thanks for your answer!

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