Description

This article describes how to identify the capabilities of a specific data center including maximum resource specifications, available disk speeds, etc.

All CloudControl Usage uses Base 2 ("gibibyte") Methodology

When provisioning and managing assets in CloudControl, a "Gigabyte" (GB) is actually based on Base 2 (binary) methodology, meaning that 1 GB = 1024^3 bytes ("gibibyte"). For example, if you provision a "100 GB" local disk, the system provisions a local disk of 100 x 1024^3 bytes = 107374182400 bytes.

Usage reporting follows the same methodology. For more details, see Introduction to Usage Reporting.

Content / Solution:

  1. From the Home page, click on the Data Center Location whose available capabilities you want to check:


  2. The Data Center Dashboard will be displayed. Click on the Data Center Specifications tab to display the Data Center Specifications:

    Note: The Servers by Cluster tab is only displayed if the Data Center has been enabled for User-Manageable Clusters. See Introduction to User-Manageable Clusters

  3. The Data Center Specifications tab displays information about the Data Center in which your Network or Network Domain resides:

Data Center Specifications

  1. Networking

    1. Type - Displays the Network Version (MCP 1.0 or MCP 2.0). See Understanding MCP 1.0 vs. MCP 2.0 Data Center Locations
    2. Maximum Node Connection Limit (MCP 2.0 only) - Displays the maximum connection limit for Nodes in an MCP 2.0 Data Center. See Introduction to Virtual Listeners / VIPs in MCP 2.0
    3. Maximum Node Connection Rate Limit (MCP 2.0 only) - Displays the maximum connection rate limit for Nodes in an MCP 2.0 Data Center. See Introduction to Virtual Listeners / VIPs in MCP 2.0
    4. Maximum Virtual Listener Connection Limit (MCP 2.0 only) - Displays the maximum connection limit rate for Virtual Listeners in an MCP 2.0 Data Center. See Introduction to Virtual Listeners / VIPs in MCP 2.0
    5. Maximum Virtual Listener Connection Rate Limit (MCP 2.0 only) - Displays the maximum connection rate limit for Virtual Listeners in an MCP 2.0 Data Center. See Introduction to Virtual Listeners / VIPs in MCP 2.0
    6. Maximum Virtual Listener Per SSL Offload Profile in a Network Domain - The maximum number of Virtual Listeners with SSL Offload Profiles allowable in the Data Center. See Introduction to VIPs in MCP 2.0
    7. Private Key Acceptable Bit Lengths (Per Location) - The maximum allowable bit lengths for Private Keys for the Data Center. See Introduction to VIPs in MCP 2.0
    8. Default Cipher (Per Location) - The default Cipher for the Data Center if one is not provided by the user. See Introduction to VIPs in MCP 2.0
  2. Snapshot
    1. Snapshot Enabled - Indicates whether Cloud Server Snapshot Feature is enabled in the Data Center. See Introduction to Cloud Server Snapshots
    2. Maximum Manual Snapshots per Server - Maximum number of manual Snapshots allowable per Server
    3. Maximum Total Snapshot Storage - Maximum total  Snapshot storage per Data Center
    4. Snapshot Replication Enabled - Indicates whether or not Snapshot Replication is enabled for the Data Center
    5. Snapshot Replication Locations - Indicates which Locations are enabled for Snapshot Replications
  3. Storage
    1. Minimum Disk Count - Displays the minimum allowable number of (Storage) Disks that may be configured on a Server within a Data Center
    2. Maximum Disk Count - Displays the maximum allowable number of (Storage) Disks that may be configured on a Server within a Data Center
    3. Maximum Total Storage for an Image -  Displays the total amount of Storage that can be allocated to a Server Image within a Data Center
    4. Shared Datastore - Displays the availability of Shared Datastores in the Data Center. See Introduction to User-Manageable Clusters
  4. VLAN/Server Security Groups
    1. Security Groups Enabled (MCP 2.0 only) - Displays whether or not VLAN Security Groups are enabled for the Data Center. See Introduction to Security Groups
    2. Maximum NICs/Servers per Security Group - Displays the maximum allowable NICs per Security Group. See Introduction to Security Groups
    3. Maximum Security Groups per Network Domain - Displays the maximum allowable Security Groups per VLAN. See Introduction to Security Groups
  5. Secondary Recovery Service

    1. DRS Replication Locations - Indicates where DRS Replication is available
    2. Maximum DRS Journal Size - Indicates the maximum allowable size for a DRS Journal

Data Center/Cluster Properties

In certain Private Cloud and Hosted Private Cloud Data Center Locations, CloudControl supports multiple User-Manageable Clusters. If the selected Data Center Location supports User-Manageable Clusters, the cluster properties table will list the availability of the following parameters by cluster. If User-Manageable Clusters is not supported in the Data Center Location, then the table will list a single set of parameters for the entire location. See Introduction to User-Manageable Clusters for more information.

  1. CPU

    1. Maximum CPU Count - Displays the maximum number of CPUs that can be allocated to a single Server within a Data Center

    2. Minimum Memory - Displays the minimum amount of memory (RAM) that can be allocated to a single Server within a Data Center

    3. Maximum Memory - Displays the maximum amount of memory (RAM) that can be allocated to a single Server within a Data Center
  2. CPU Speed
    1. Displays which CPU Speeds are available in a Data Center, and indicates which CPU Speed is designated as the default speed for the Data Center. Gives a brief description and indicates cluster availability. See Introduction to CPU Speeds (vCPU Classes)
    2. Note: Hovering your mouse over the info icon  will display additional information about each CPU Speed
  3. Disk
    1. Minimum Disk Size - Displays the minimum allowable size of any Disk (Storage) that may be added to a Server within a Data Center

    2. Maximum Disk Size - Displays the maximum allowable size of any Disk (Storage) that may be added to a Server within a Data Center

    3. Maximum Total Additional Storage -  Displays the total amount of Storage that can be allocated to a single Server within a Data Center
  4. Disk Speed

    1. Displays which Disk Speeds are available in a Data Center, and indicates which Disk Speed is designated as the default speed for the Data Center. Gives a brief description and indicates cluster availability. See Introduction to Cloud Server Local Storage ("Disks") and Disk Speeds
    2. Note: Hover your mouse over the  info icon to see a brief description of each Disk Speed.
      1. Standard - Standard Disk Speed
      2. Provisioned IOPS - User-defined IOPS for each disk within a range based on disk size
        1. Variable IOPS
          1. Min Disk IOPS  - This is the minimum amount of IOPS that can be chosen for a given disk with this disk speed
          2. Max Disk IOPS  - This is the maximum amount of IOPS that can be chosen for a given disk with this disk speed
          3. Min IOPS Per GB - This identifies the minimum amount of IOPS per GB that must be chosen with this disk speed
          4. Max IOPS Per GB - This identifies the maximum amount of IOPS per GB that must be chosen with this disk speed
      3. High Performance - Faster than Standard. Uses 15000 RPM disk with Fast Cache
      4. Economy - Slower than Standard. Uses 7200 RPM disk without Fast Cache
  5. Anti-Affinity Rules
    1. Displays whether or not Anti-Affinity Rules can be created in the Data Center. See Introduction to Server Anti-Affinity
  6. Advanced Virtualization Settings

    1. Displays whether or not the Cluster supports Advanced Virtualization Settings. 
      1. Note: Hover your mouse over the  info icon to see more information.
  7. VM Hardware Version

    1. Displayed at the top of the screen, under the Data Center ID. 

    2. Identifies the maximum supported VMware Virtual Hardware version in the data center location. For an explanation of VMware Hardware Version, see Virtual machine hardware versions (1003746)