NetApp should have done this years ago
..Running on UCS Hardware with some jbods would have been awesome!
Nutanix has independently validated Cisco UCS C-Series servers to run its hyper-converged Enterprise Cloud Platform software. The hyper-converged product market leader says its software is now available on the platforms of three of the four leading x86 server vendors, meaning Dell and Lenovo, which we knew about in June. …
How can you void a warranty if you are running a standard supported hypervisor + whatever VMs that run on it. That's just a silly comment. I reckon Cisco wouldn't do such a thing to their customers. What hypervisors are supported under the deal? And does Cisco have any restrictions in the EULA on this front?
Issue isn't voiding anything. Issue is not fixing driver/firmware issues or alerting you to them. VMware's VSAN has felt with a lot of hardware issues and has to work work vendor engineering to isolate/remediate them. Without any co-operation you could be stuck with an availability bug, and a vendor who has zero desire to fix it. You would have to be brace to adopt this...
I don't get it. If I am current on my support for HW and am running a standard hypervisor, why does anyone care? If Nutanix is supporting me on issues on their SW side and VMware on theirs, I am happy. It's no different than what I do with preinstalled Cisco stuff except for the L1 cisco support engineer I have to deal with.
What would be kick ass is if the partner can deliver all three.
Sorry if I want to buy a (hyper)converged platform, I want one number to call and support/test the entire stack. If something goes wrong I want that vendor to triage between the different component companies.
Nutanix are going to end up with far too many options and supporting the systems will be a nightmare.
They are spreading themselves far to thin.
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