If you are looking for a Lego approach to build VMware’s Software-Defined Data Center efficiently, then EVO SDDC will be the right choice for you. This turnkey, hyper-converged solution enables the Software-Defined Data Center for you within a few hours.
The racks are running vSphere 6, vSAN 6.1, NSX 6.2 and the new generation of vRealize management technologies will enable the automation of the unified hybrid cloud. The included VMware EVO SDDC Manager reduces the time required for power-up, provisioning and monitoring of virtual and physical resources, including software, servers, top-of-rack and spine switches. It also pools resources across multiple racks as a single “virtual rack” and will provide automated lifecycle management of the entire hardware and VMware integrated software stack.
Then, you can also create optimized workload domains with a few clicks and assign policies to reflect the appropriate service levels.
With NSX software-defined networking you can do microsegmentation within and between workload domains.
As shown in the figure below, the EVO SDDC software architecture consists of three basic layers: hardware, virtualization, and operations & management. The core responsibilities of the Hardware Management Services (HMS) include auto-discovery of new physical capacity, configuration of servers and switches, inventory validation against the pre-qualified bill of materials, reporting and notifications, and low-level patches.
So now, how does that fit into the Lego approach shown in Lego for the SAP Data Center of the Future (Part 1)? The answer is highlighted in the next graphic. Just include a VxRack (VMware EVO SDDC persona, coming soon) into your unified data center and you are done.
If you want to find out more and also watch some demos, take a look at this VMworld 2015 recording from session SDDC5273 – VMware EVO SDDC: Deploying a Software-Defined Data Center Made Easy: