Chapter 2. Architecture

Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure (RHHI) combines compute, storage, networking, and management capabilities in one deployment.

RHHI is deployed across three physical machines to create a discrete cluster or pod using Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.2 and Red Hat Virtualization 4.1.

The dominant use case for this deployment is in remote office branch office (ROBO) environments, where a remote office synchronizes data to a central data center on a regular basis, but does not require connectivity to the central data center to function.

The following diagram shows the basic architecture of a single cluster.

A diagram of the architecture of Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure deployed across three physical machines