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Hardware and Firmware Components for Intel® Select Solutions for Google Cloud’s Anthos Base and Plus Configurations

Ingredient

Intel Select Solutions for Google Cloud’s Anthos Base Configuration

Intel Select Solutions for Google Cloud’s Anthos Plus Configuration

Number of Hyperconverged Nodes

4-node configuration

4-node configuration

Processor

2 x Intel® Xeon® Gold 5218 processor (2.30 GHz, 16 cores/32 threads), or a higher number Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor

2 x Intel® Xeon® Gold 6252 processor (2.10 GHz, 24 cores/48 threads), or a higher number Intel Xeon Scalable processor

Memory

256 GB or higher (8 x 32 GB 2,666 MHz DDR4 DIMMs)

512 GB or higher (4 x 128 GB Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory) and
128 GB (8 x 16 GB 2,666 MHz DDR4 DIMMs)

Boot Drive

1 x Intel® SSD Data Center (Intel® SSD DC) S4510 or higher, 240 GB or larger**

2 x Intel SSD Data Center (Intel SSD DC) S4510 or higher, 240 GB or larger**

Storage

Cache tier: 1 x Intel® Optane™ DC SSD P4800X, 375 GB or larger

Capacity tier: 4 x Intel SSD Data Center (Intel SSD DC) P4510 or higher, 2.0 TB or larger

Cache tier: 2 x Intel Optane DC SSD P4800X, 375 GB or larger

Capacity tier: 4 x Intel SSD Data Center (Intel SSD DC) P4510 or higher, 2 TB or larger

Data Network

1 x 10/25 Gb Intel® Ethernet Network Adapter X710/XXV710**

1 x 25/40 Gb Intel Ethernet Network Adapter X710/XXV710**

Management Network

1 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) management network

1 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) management network

Top-of-Rack (ToR) Switch

10 GbE, 25 GbE, or 40 GbE SFP+ switch with redundancy**

25 GbE or 40 GbE SFP+ switch with redundancy**

Management Switch

1 GbE switch**

1 GbE switch**

Disk Groups

Minimum 1 per node

Minimum 2 per node

Software

VMware vSAN

6.6 or higher

6.6 or higher

VMware ESXi

6.5 U3

6.5 U3

VMware vCenter

6.5 or higher

6.5 or higher

Other

Trusted Platform Module (TPM)

TPM 2.0

TPM 2.0

Firmware and Software Optimizations

ESXi power-management configuration: High performance

Intel® Volume Management Device (Intel® VMD): NVM Express (NVMe) SSD management

Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) enabled

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology enabled

Intel® Speed Shift Technology, hardware P-states (HWP) native

Power-management settings optimized for performance

ESXi power-management configuration: High performance

Intel Volume Management Device (Intel VMD): NVMe SSD management

Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel HT Technology) enabled

Intel Turbo Boost Technology enabled

Intel Speed Shift Technology, HWP native

Power-management settings optimized for performance

Minimum Performance Standards (Redis Memtier_benchmark)

Verified to meet or exceed the following minimum performance capabilities:

Total Throughput

100,000 requests per second

115,000 requests per second

Application Latency

More than 99% service-level agreement (SLA) for single workloads supporting less than 1 ms latency

More than 99% SLA for single workloads supporting less than 1 ms latency

Business Value of Choosing a Plus Configuration Over a Base Configuration

The Plus configuration has a 1.15x higher workload throughput with similar or equivalent server efficiency and application latency.

**Recommended, not required