Dedicated Virtual Compute Cluster (ESXi)

The Dedicated Virtual Compute Cluster service offers a hosted virtual infrastructure that gives greater flexibility and visibility to departmental system administrators. Berkeley IT maintains the hardware and hypervisor layers in this environment and leaves the provisioning of virtual private servers (VPS) to local system administrators.

The underlying hardware configuration consists of Dell R640s with 576GB RAM and dual Intel Xeon Gold 6154/6254 processors (72 total cores at 3.1GHz), two built-in 64GB HBAs for fiber attached SAN storage, and redundant 10GB network connections.

Each cluster consists of a minimum of 3 physical hosts.

Key Features of the Service

  • Shared storage datastores available at all of the tiers offered by the Storage Team can be added as needed to these private clusters.
  • Dedicated subnets can be made available with hostnames in the namespace, either with public-facing IP ranges, or the Campus' RFC 1918 non-routable spaces.
  • Clusters are also available at our site in the San Diego Supercomputer Center.

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    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. except University holidays. If you are experiencing an outage, please call the Service Desk after submitting a ticket and ask them to page the Windows on-call.


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