Hardware architecture guide for HPE Virtualized NonStop on VMware


The HPE Virtualized NonStop (vNS) system introduces a whole new way of implementing HPE NonStop solutions in today’s enterprise IT. It allows the ability to deploy an HPE NonStop system as a guest in a virtualized IT infrastructure or in a private cloud environment. This opens up the implementation choices for HPE NonStop solutions to a wide variety of hardware products available in the market.

To support HPE NonStop fundamentals of high availability, scalability, and security, Hewlett Packard Enterprise requires the virtualized hardware environment to meet a set of rules so that the HPE vNS system offers the same features and benefits as available in the HPE NonStop converged system (HPE NonStop X).

This document describes the requirements and rules for deploying an HPE vNS system in a virtualized environment. The document is intended to help customers prepare the underlying environment and deploy HPE vNS systems in compliance to these rules and guidelines.


The scope of the document is to:

1. Specify the hardware components (such as server, storage, networking, and connectivity) of the infrastructure eligible to host an HPE vNS system in a generic fashion.

2. State the rules governing the distribution and configuration of HPE vNS virtual machines (VMs) on the virtualized hosts.

3. Provide information about hardware configurations that HPE vNS has been implemented on. This is essentially a reference to the readers of a HPE vNS system implementation in order to help them design systems for their specific requirements.

4. This document covers only the VMware® based virtualization environment.

This is a live document and will get updated periodically. The latest version of this document is available for download at hpe.com/info/nonstop-ldocs.