Virtual-Machine (VM) Hardware Specifications

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Overview

This document lists the hardware specifications for on-prem virtual-machine (VM) deployment of version 2.8.0 of the Iguazio Data Science Platform (“the platform”).

Note
  • All capacity calculations in the hardware specifications are performed using the base-10 (decimal) number system. For example, 1 TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes.
  • Disable vMotion for the platform VMs.
  • Notify Iguazio’s support team whenever VMware Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC) mode is enabled, as a low EVC level might disable required CPU features.

Hardware Configurations

The platform is available in two configurations, which differ in a variety of aspects, including the performance capacity, footprint, storage size, and scale capabilities:

Development Kit
A single data-node and single application-node cluster implementation. This configuration is designed mainly for evaluation trials and doesn’t include high availability (HA) or performance testing.
Operational Cluster
A scalable cluster implementation that is composed of multiple data and application nodes. This configuration was designed to achieve superior performance that enables real-time execution of analytics, machine-learning (ML), and artificial-intelligence (AI) applications in a production pipeline. The minimum requirement for HA support is three data nodes and three application nodes.

Data-Node Specifications

Data nodes in VM platform deployments must fulfill the following hardware specification requirements:

Data-Node VM Specifications

Component Specification
Memory 128 GB (small node) / 256 GB (large node)
Cores 8 (small node) / 16 (large node)
VM boot disk 400 GB (minimum) image (hosted on an enterprise-grade SSD-based data store)
Data disks 2, 4, 8, 16, 20, or 24 enterprise-grade or NVMe SSD data disks (drives) of 1 TB (minimum) each, which are mapped exclusively to the data-node VM using direct attach storage (DAS), such as raw device mapping (RDM).

Data-Node Hypervisor Specifications

Component Specification
Network connectivity
  • Single port 1 Gb (minimum) Ethernet adapter for the management network
  • Dual port 10 Gb (minimum) Ethernet adapter for data-path and interconnect networks
Hypervisor VMware vSphere ESXi 6.5 or 6.7, or Proxmox VE 5.3, 5.4, or 6.2

Application-Node Specifications

Application nodes in VM platform deployments must fulfill the following hardware specification requirements:

Note
For some components, the specification differentiates between small and large application nodes; naturally, large application nodes provide greater storage capacity and processing capabilities. Note that you cannot mix the specifications of these two alternative configurations.

Application-Node VM Specifications

Component Specification
Memory 64 GB (small node) / 128 GB (large node)
Cores 8 (small node) / 16 (large node)
VM boot disk 400 GB (minimum) image (hosted on an enterprise-grade SSD-based data store)

Application-Node Hypervisor Specifications

Component Specification
Network connectivity
  • Single port 1 Gb (minimum) Ethernet adapter for the management network
  • Single port 10 Gb (minimum) Ethernet adapter for the data-path network
Hypervisor VMware vSphere ESXi 6.5 or 6.7, or Proxmox VE 5.3, 5.4, or 6.2

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