Implementing Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory with VMware vSpherePlanning / Implementation

10 Jan 2020
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Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory represents a ground-breaking innovative memory technology that redefines traditional architectures, delivering a unique combination of affordable large capacity and support for data persistence. It has the speed characteristics of memory, but it retains data through power cycles. Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory Modules (DCPMMs) are available on Lenovo ThinkSystem servers and currently come in capacities of 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB.

This paper describes how to configure and use DCPMM with different operation modes in VMware vSphere 6.7 on Lenovo ThinkSystem servers. This document is intended for technical specialists, and IT administrators who are familiar with persistent memory and vSphere products.

Table of Contents

Hardware setup
DCPMM configuration
Firmware update
Check DCPMM status
Creating a goal to configure DCPMM operation modes
vSphere support of DCPMM modes
Using DCPMMs in Memory Mode
Using DCPMMs in App Direct Mode
Using DCPMMs in Mixed Mode

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