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Anzelem Sanyatwe · Apr 17, 2021

Composable Infrastructure

We are seeing more and more customers being lured with latest infrastructure technologies, particularly Composable Infrastructure. Coming with all sorts of data center consolidations and costs savings.

Question is: are there any concerns for HealthShare/TrakCare being run on these platforms or things to look out for? Anyone out there, already on these platforms?

 

To be more specific this is HPe Synergy with 480 Compute blades booting as bare metal.

Regards;

Anzelem.

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You should check for disk speed and latency especially under heavy load. HS should be given a separate disk(s). Hyper-converged infrastructure like you describe can invite performance lags in unexpected ways.

Calling @Mark Bolinsky.

Hi Anzelem,

We have very strict Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) for HealthShare and TrakCare that we provide for our preferred solutions based on vendor benchmark testing and live sites.  We encourage all our HealthShare and TrakCare customers to stick to the HCL to ensure predictable performance and the high availability customers would expect from our software.

In regards to HPe Synergy 480 blades, these are just traditional blade servers and nothing really all that different as long as they are using one of our recommended processors and have the network/storage adapters to all-flash SAN storage.  When getting into hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions, the storage architecture and management is the key factor (potentially pain point) because some HCI solutions are OK and others not so much.

I hope this helps.

Regards,

Mark B-

Thanks Mark - am also looking at the profiles of these blades - and depending on the workload - the HPE Synergy 660 Gen10 is more on database side with need for more cores/larger memory.