Identify IsilonSD Edge compatible systems

Note: This topic is part of the IsilonSD Edge - Isilon Info Hub.


EMC IsilonSD Edge is supported on all of the VMware Virtual SAN compatible systems that meet the minimum deployment requirements and are built with Virtual SAN-certified components. You can identify the compatible systems through the following procedure.




  1. Browse to the VMware Compatibility Guide
  2. Select Virtual SAN in the What are you looking for field.
  3. Refer to the Ready Node Profile section to determine the approximate configuration that meets your needs.
  4. Select ESXi 5.5 as the host and the other attributes depending on your workload profile as described in the Virtual SAN Hardware Quick Reference Guide.
  5. Click Update and View Results.
  6. From the list of available Virtual SAN-supported platforms and approximate configurations, select the systems that are configurable to meet the IsilonSD Edge minimum deployment requirements, and include enterprise-quality disk drives.
    A few recommended systems include Dell PowerEdge R720, HP Proliant DL380p, and Supermicro XPRO-2887R, as these systems have been tested extensively.
  7. Populate the selected systems with Virtual SAN-certified components (pre-validated HDDs or SSDs) that meet the IsilonSD Edge minimum deployment requirement.