HDM provides a flexible deployment model to support a wide range of user needs with respect to use cases, performance, scalability, and security. This section will help you choose the correct deployment type and network topology to support your needs.
While deploying HDM users need to select a combination of Deployment Mode and Resource Allocation type. The features of the available options are provided below to guide the user to choose the deployment type that is best suited for their requirements.
You can choose either a standalone or cluster deployment mode, based on your scale and fault tolerance requirements. Here are a few points to keep in mind:
HDM provides ultra-lite, lite, standard, and performance deployment options. The trade-off between them is CPU and memory resource utilization, versus the concurrent migration capacity. Here are a few points to keep in mind when choosing the option that best fits your needs:
More details on the resource requirements for these deployment options is available in the next section.
NOTE: Ultra-lite is the only mode that supports migration to VMware Cloud Director.
HDM queues all migrations requests and is capable of processing eight VMDKs per HDM cluster node.
Table 1 lists the resource requirements for each ultra-lite deployment type.
Table 1: Resource Requirements
|On-premises||1 Appliance (4 vCPU, 8 GB RAM, 144 GB disk)
1 ESXMgr (8 vCPU, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB disk)
|1 Appliance (4 vCPU, 8 GB RAM, 144 GB disk)
2 ESXMgr (8 vCPU, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB disk)
|Cloud||1 CloudCache (6 vCPU, 12 GB RAM, 64 GB disk)||2 CloudCache (6 vCPU, 12 GB RAM, 64 GB disk)|
To deploy the HDM solution on IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Shared you would need to
Identify the organization ID
Figure 1: Screenshot show how to identify Organization ID
Create new user with Organization Administrator privilege
We recommend the creation of a new organization administrator for HDM integration. We refer to this administrator in the rest of the documentation.
Figure 2: Setting role for created user to Organziation Administrator
Figure 3: Set the quota to unlimited
From the steps above please capture the information in the table below. The username is the newly created user with administrator privileges. You will need this part of the cloud deployment.
|vCloud Director FQDN||_|