Got myself in server line of work lately, yet i have little to no experience in hyperconverged solutions.
My question is, if i have 3 nodes of esxi hosts, and turn them into a single vsphere cluster, and make a datastore cluster, can i consider this as a hyperconverged solution?
Hi depping, thanks for replying,
Assuming I am using those nodes' internal storages, and then aggregated them into a storage cluster in vCenter, the cluster has all of the HCI's main points, such as:
As the term 'hyperconverged infrastructure' coined and used by so many brands, the fine lines between those solutions become even more faded, hence my question arise.
So by creating a cluster of hosts in vCenter, and then utilizing the datastore cluster feature, we have that hyperconverged solution, right?
There are arguments which said, to be a hyperconverged cluster comprised of vmware esxi and vcenter, we should use vSAN as storage solution, is that correct? Or can we simply make a datastore cluster out of our cluster hosts' local storage?