Product : HPE, SimpliVity [HCI]/3.7.8, 380
Feature : Scalability, Scaling, Server Support
Content Owner:  Herman Rutten
Summary
vSphere: 1-16 storage nodes (cluster); 2-8 storage nodes (stretched cluster); 1-96 storage nodes (Federation) in 1-node increments
Hyper-V: 2 storage nodes (cluster); 2-8 storage nodes (Federation)
Details
vSphere: HPE SimpliVity 380 currently offers support for up to 16 storage nodes and 720 VMs within a single VSI cluster, and up to 8 storage noes within a single VDI cluster. Up to 32 storage nodes are supported within a single Federation. Multiple Federations can be used in either single-site or multi-site deployments, allowing for a scalable as well as a flexible solution. Data protection can be configured to run in between federations.

Cluster scale enhancements (16 nodes instead of 8 nodes within a single cluster) apply to new as well as existing SimpliVity clusters that run OmniStack 3.7.7.

HPE SimpliVity supports up to 96 nodes within a single Federation. For specific use-cases a Request for Product Qualification (RPQ) process can be initiated to authorize more than 96 storage nodes within a single Federation. The largest known HPE SimpliVity 380 field deployment counts approximately 70 nodes within a single Federation.

HPE SimpliVity 380 also supports adding compute nodes to a storage node cluster in vSphere environments.

Stretched Clusters with Availability Zones remain supported for up to 8 HPE OmniStack hosts (4 per Availability Zone).

OmniStack 3.7.7 introduces support for multi-host deployment at one time to a cluster.

HPE OmniStack 3.7.8 introduces support for 48 clusters per Federation (previously 16 clusters) when using multiple vCenter Servers in Enhanced Linked Mode.

Hyper-V: HPE SimpliVity 380 currently offers support for up to 2 storage nodes within a single cluster and 8 storage nodes within a single Federation (2+2+2+2). Multiple Federations can be used in either single-site or multi-site deployments, allowing for a scalable as well as a flexible solution. Data protection can be configured to run in between federations. Currently for Microsoft Hyper-V environments (2-node clusters) the tie-breaker VM (aka "arbiter) is a hard requirement.

HPE SimpliVity 380 currently does not support adding compute nodes to a storage node cluster in Hyper-V environments.

VDI = Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
VSI = Virtual Server Infrastructure