ONTAP Select Deploy is an essential tool used to create and monitor ONTAP Select clusters. Additionally, it provides a mediator service that enables high availability for two-node Select clusters. Deploy is provided as a virtual machine (VM) that runs on either the VMware ESXi or KVM hypervisors. In certain small-form-factor deployments, the hosts used for Select do not have enough resources to run both a Select node and a Deploy VM. In those instances, an Intel NUC can be used to run Deploy as a low-cost, small-form-factor standalone appliance.