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- VMware Cloud Foundation

This section of the VMware Compatibility Guide (VCG) lists VMware Cloud Foundation compatible components.

Supported software version are listed on the VMware Cloud Foundation website

VMware Cloud Foundation - Hardware requirements

VMware Cloud Foundation has the following hardware requirements:

  • Servers - Qualified vSAN ReadyNodes™ :
    1. Supported categories are: HY-4, HY-6, HY-8 for hybrid and AF-4, AF-6 and AF-8 for all-flash.
    2. CPU and Memory configurations are inherited from the vSAN Program.
    3. All nodes will be 2 socket systems.
  • Switches:
  • Switch Type Vendor Model Switch OS Version VCF Versions
    ToR Cisco Nexus 93180YC-EX NX-OS 7.0(3)I4(2) 2.1.1,2.1.3,2.2
    NX-OS 7.0(3)I7(1) 2.3
    ToR Cisco Nexus 9372PX NX-OS 7.0(3)I2(4) 2.0,2.1,2.1.1,2.1.3
    NX-OS 7.0(3)I4(2) 2.2
    NX-OS 7.0(3)I7(1) 2.3
    Inter Rack Cisco Nexus 9332PQ NX-OS 7.0(3)I2(4) 2.0,2.1,2.1.1,2.1.3
    NX-OS 7.0(3)I4(2) 2.2
    NX-OS 7.0(3)I7(1) 2.3
    ToR Arista DCS-7280SE-72 Arista EOS 4.17.0F 2.0,2.1,2.1.1,2.1.3,2.2,2.3
    ToR Arista DCS-7280SRA-48C6 Arista EOS 4.19.1F 2.3
    Inter Rack Arista DCS-7050Q-16-R Arista EOS 4.17.0F 2.0,2.1,2.1.1,2.1.3,2.2,2.3
    Management QCT T1048 LB-9 Cumulus Linux 2.5.8 2.0,2.1,2.1.1,2.1.3,2.2,2.3
    Management Dell Dell S3048 Cumulus Linux 2.5.8 2.0,2.1,2.1.1,2.1.3,2.2
    Cumulus Linux 3.3.2 ONIE 2.3
    Selection Notes:
    • Two ToRs per rack
    • Two Inter-Racks switches for a total of up to eight racks. Inter-Rack switches are needed only when you have more than one rack
    • ToR and Inter-Rack Switches must be from the same vendor. You need to choose all Cisco switches(ToRs and Inter-Racks) or all Arista switches(ToRs and Inter-Racks) - you cannot mix and match between the two vendors(e.g. Arista ToR switches with Cisco Inter-Rack switches is an invalid configuration).
    • One management switch per rack. Either of the two management switch options can be chosen - this is independent of the choice of the ToR and Inter-Rack switches.
    • For architecture and wiring diagrams go here