Storage+Compute: Existing HPE SimpliVity 380 federations can be expanded by adding additional HPE SimpliVity 380 nodes, which adds additional compute and storage resources to the shared pool.
Compute-only: Because HPE SimpliVity 380 leverages a file-level protocol (NFS;SMB3), storage can be presented to hypervisor hosts not participating in the HPE SimpliVity 380 cluster. This is also beneficial to migrations, since it allows for online storage vMotions between HPE SimpliVity 380 and non-HPE SimpliVity 380 storage platforms. Currently Compute-only is not supported in Hyper-V environments.
Storage-only: N/A; A HPE SimpliVity 380 node always takes active part in the hypervisor (compute) cluster as well as the storage cluster.