Infrastructure hardware and software components

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Always use the Interoperability Matrix Tool (IMT) to validate that all versions of software and firmware are supported. The following table lists the infrastructure hardware and software components that were used in testing.

Layer Product family Version or release Details

Compute

Cisco UCS 5108

One chassis

Cisco UCS blade servers

4 x B200 M5

Each with 18 CPU cores and 768GB RAM
BIOS 2.2(8))

Cisco UCS VIC

4 x UCS 1340

VMware ESXi fNIC FC driver: 1.6.0.34
VMware ESXi eNIC Ethernet driver: 1.0.6.0

2 x Cisco UCS FI

6332-16UP with Cisco UCSM 3.2 (2f)

Network

Cisco Ethernet switches

7.0(3)I7(2)

2 x Cisco Nexus 9372PX-E

Storage network

iSCSI: IP solution using N9k

FI and UCS chassis

FC: Cisco MDS 9148S

8.2(2)

Two Cisco 9148S switches

Storage

2 x NetApp AFF A700s

ONTAP 9.3 GA

1 x 2-node cluster

2 x DS224C disk shelf

SSD

48 x 960GB

Software

Hypervisor

VMware vSphere ESXi 6.5 U1

VMs

RHEL 7.4

Hypervisor management system

VMware vCenter Server 6.5 U1 (VCSA)

vCenter Server Appliance

NetApp Virtual Storage Console

VSC 7.0P1

SnapCenter

SnapCenter 4.0

Cisco UCS Manager

3.2 (2f) *