HPE SimpliVity Federation Design

This post provides an overview of HPE SimpliVity Federation design focusing on the HPE SimpliVity Arbiter’s function, the Arbiter’s requirements, and the placement of the Arbiter along with some guidance on the design of the vCenter environment supporting an HPE SimpliVity Federation. This post also includes two HPE SimpliVity Federations design examples.

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SimpliVity Virtual Networking

Configuring virtual networking in a SimpliVity environment is simple and flexible. There are a few requirements for connectivity to support the SimpliVity Data Virtualization Platform (DVP) but beyond that the virtual/physical networking is configured as it would be in any vSphere environment. This post provides an overview of the requirements of the virtual network to support the SimpliVity DVP along with details on different physical connectivity options to support management and virtual machine traffic.

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SimpliVity Custom Backup Scheduling Using the REST API

SimpliVity Backups are Policy-based and VM-Centric. SimpliVity Backup Policies automate the protection of virtual machines in order to meet Recovery Point Objectives (RPO). Full virtual machines or individual files/folders with virtual machines can be quickly restored to the point in time when the backup was taken. This post provides a solution for using the REST API to schedule SimpliVity backups outside of the standard options available when creating backup policy rules.

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