Hyperconverged Infrastructure Setup using Open Virtualization Format

A hyperconverged infrastructure is a fully software-defined IT infrastructure that virtualizes all elements of conventional hardware-defined systems.

At a minimum, an HCI includes the following:

  • virtualized computing (a hypervisor)

  • a virtualized SAN (software-defined storage area network)

  • virtualized networking (software-defined networking)

To set up a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) for a Hedvig environment, use the ovftool_hedvig tool and the govc utility to perform an open virtualization format (OVF) deployment.