VMware Cloud on AWS — New Amazon EC2 elastic, bare-metal instance for vSAN

by Christian Mohn · Read in about 1 min (141 words)

VMware vSAN utilizing Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS) is an interesting one. Being able to independently increment storage in the VMC without adding compute nodes is a feature that has been missing, until now.

Customers of VMware Cloud on AWS will now be able to scale storage independently of compute, by adding new EBS storage nodes.

VMC on AWS - Storage Nodes


R5.Metal Physical Host Configuration

  • ​3 disk groups per host
  • All storage provided by EBS GP2
  • Raw capacity tier of 15-35TB
    • Configured at Cluster creation
    • 5TB increments ​Compression Enabled
Item Available
CPU Skylake-SP
Sockets per Host 2
Cores per Socket 24
Cores per Host 48
Threads per Host 96
Memory 768 GB
Storage EBS GP2
NICs 1 x ENA

VMC on AWS - Storage Nodes

Note: This new storage cluster needs to be added to an existing SDDC and cannot be the first cluster that is provisioned in the customer environment.