From seven to four

The four are all from the Management Domain and all need to be VSAN Ready Nodes – the storage-centric servers with plenty of disk slots and at least half a dozen Xeon or EPYC cores. Unlike Raspberry Pis or home-lab-centric micro servers from the likes of HPE or Supermicro, which are all options for testing Kubernetes clusters, Ready Nodes are not cheap or small or something you’ll plug into that old power board in your bottom drawer.

Original source: VMware reduces hardware footprint of its shiny new K8s-on-vSphere toys