Cisco Hyperconvergence setup

We are providing a data center for many analysts using the Cisco hyper-convergence interconnect with a number of server UCS nodes and the Fabric Interconnect.

We need to provide a replication factor of 3.  How do we show that the system has an RF of 3?  Do you have diagrams and explanation how that is done?

Also, we need to show we would add storage and replication so that the system is somewhat "future proof", meaning it doesn't have to be constantly upgraded.

Can you get me started on how to show that?

Thank you.

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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
This sounds like there's a need to have a sit-down chat with Cisco's sales engineers to discuss all of the components that need to go into the solution set.

We don't build on Cisco Hyper-Converged, but I suspect the principles will be similar to what we do work with (Storage Spaces Direct).

Replication Factors:
Storage  - Disk Failure Tolerance
Server - Node Loss Tolerance
Rack - Tolerance to an entire rack or racks lost
Site - Site Loss

IMNSHO, while there may be some Cisco folks that may be able to help here, this type of question requires a lot of handholding with Cisco being the best folks to do that.

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Ted JamesAuthor Commented:
You're right.  I am going to close this out and contact Cisco directly.  Thanks for the advice
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:

How did the conversation go? Did you get the necessary direction from them? What did they end up suggesting (I'm pretty curious about the setup)?
Ted JamesAuthor Commented:
I'm meeting with them on Tuesday.  Pretty simple actually.  Firstly, their default is replication factor 3, and as far as growth they can scale up to 64 nodes.  I think I made it too complicated in my head.  So they'll help me get set up next Tuesday.  Thanks
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Awesome stuff. Please keep me in the loop. I'm still curious about the setup. :)
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