EVO:RAIL appliance comes with:

  • 8 licenses: vSphere 5.5 Enterprise +
  • vCenter Server
  • 8 license: Virtual SAN
  • Log Insight licensed for all components
  • 3 years of SNS


Training Demo:



EVO:RAIL is delivered through VMware’s leading systems partners as a complete appliance solution with hardware, software and support.

  • Each EVO:RAIL appliance consists of a prescriptive hardware matrix that is configured on the partner’s hardware platform.
  • EVO:RAIL partners will provide value-added services, software and capabilities over time, so you can choose the best solution for your needs.
  • Each EVO:RAIL appliance is a 2U 4-Node x86 server system, with the following configuration:
      • Four (4) independent nodes sharing dual-redundant power supplies
        • Scale-out at initial release is four (4) appliances and sixteen (16) nodes
    • Each node contains:
      • Dual Ivy-bridge processors
      • 192 GB of memory
      • 3 x 1.2 TB HDD for the Virtual SAN disk group
      • 1 x 400 GB Flash SDD for Virtual SAN read/write cache
      • 2 x 10 GbE Network Ports (SFP+ or RJ-45)
      • Boot device (either a boot drive or SATADOM) for ESXi


  • Appliance guidance for sizing general purpose or virtual desktop use:

    • Approximately 100 general purpose virtual machines, with a VM profile of 2 vCPU, 4 GB vMEM, and 60 GB vDisk with redundancy.
    • Up to 250 Horizon View virtual desktops, with a desktop profile of 2 vCPU, 2 GB vMEM, and 32 GB vDisk with linked clone.



– See more at: http://www.vmware.com/products/evorail/features.html

– Checkout the EVO:RAIL hands on lab at: http://labs.hol.vmware.com/HOL/catalogs/lab/1503