Cisco HyperFlex™ Systems provides an all-purpose virtualized server platform, with hypervisor hosts, networking connectivity, and virtual server storage across a set of Cisco UCS HX-Series x86 rack-mount servers. It combines the convergence of computing and networking provided by Cisco UCS, along with next-generation hyperconverged storage software, to uniquely provide the compute resources, network connectivity, storage, and hypervisor platform to run an entire virtual environment, all contained in a single uniform system. Cisco HyperFlex Edge System is an entry level Cisco HyperFlex system which is optimized for remote sites, branch offices, and edge environments. As a smaller form factor of Cisco hyperconverged solution, Cisco HyperFlex Edge keeps the full power of next generation hyperconverged platform even without connecting to Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects. Cisco HyperFlex Edge Systems support a fixed configuration of three HX converged nodes but allow the ability to scale up capacity by hot-adding additional capacity drives.HyperFlex Edge operates using existing top of rack 1Gb switching with options for both single and dual switch configurations. Edge clusters are configured with replication factor 2 (RF2) to ensure availability during various failure scenarios. HyperFlex Edge is typically deployed in environments with a minimal infrastructure footprint, hence the use of UCS compute-only nodes is not supported.