Product : HPE, VSA [SDS]/12.7, x86
Feature : Deployment Architecture, Deploy, Design & Deploy
Content Owner:  Herman Rutten
Summary
Single-Layer (primary)
Dual-Layer (secondary)
Details
Single-Layer: HPE StoreVirtual VSA is meant to be used as a storage platform as well as a compute platform at the same time. This effectively means that applications, hypervisor and storage software are all running on top of the same server hardware (=single infrastructure layer).

HPE StorVirtual VSA can also serve in a dual-layer model by providing storage to non-StoreVirtual VSA hypervisor hosts, bare metal hosts and VMs. However, a dual-layer model is not the primary deployment model.