VM system architecture

Installing an HCP system

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The physical environment for an HCP VM system has the same architecture as an HCP with SAN-attached storage system. That is, the servers that host the VMs on which HCP runs have multipathed access to shared SAN storage. The physical switch and port configurations are the same as for HCP with SAN-attached storage systems.

Depending on the number of physical servers and the capabilities of those servers, a VM system can have one or more HCP nodes running in each server. The figure shows the physical environment for a VM system with four HCP nodes, each running in its own physical server. For information about the hardware configuration in this figure, see HCP with SAN-attached storage system architecture.

The image shows (4) HCP nodes