I have a customer looking to re-use some M5 C240 servers as the compute-only nodes to an existing Hyperflex M6 cluster. I can help them expand the Hyperflex cluster to include the M5 servers but I am trying to figure out the options about the node placement in vCenter datacenter.
Should I put the M5 compute-only nodes under the same cluster within vCenter as the existing HX M6 nodes? Or should I do a dedicated vCenter cluster for the M5 compute-only nodes?
If I put them all in one cluster in vCenter, I might need to dial down the compatibility in EVC to cover the M5 which might not be desired;
If I put them in a different clusters in vCenter, I am not sure what would be the impact from HX perspective...for example, will this impact the upgrade process (HX DP, ESXi and Firmware) from the HX connect perspective?