HCI SDDC vSAN vSphere VxRail

Enable vLCM in VxRail Cluster

The vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM) will not only be the “default” Lifecycle Manager for VCF, but will also be increasingly integrated into VxRail environments and work hand in hand with the VxRail LCM. As of VxRail 8.0.210, vLCM supports additional functions that can shorten the update process: In this post I want to demonstrate how …

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Product Presentation – Dell VxRail VD-4000

Dell VxRail VD-4000 – the compact VxRail at a glance: We presented the compact HCI platform for ROBO and edge use cases for the first time at our SVA Forum: Dell Technologies in 2023 in the presentation “What’s new in VxRail?”:https://www.sva.de/de/sva-forum-dell-technologies-2023 Meanwhile, the VD-4000 is the newest member of the family in our Dell demo …

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VxRail VD-4000

Welcome to the SVA System Vertrieb Alexander GmbH family – little #VxRail VD-4000! We are delighted that you are finally here. Exciting new opportunities await us and even more our customers in the near future…#sneakpeek #hci #delltechnologies #poweredge #vmware #vsan #edge #robo #datacenter #sddc

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HCI SDDC vSAN vSphere VxRail

VxRail Upgrade to Version 8.0.xxx

This is an additional post up to my previously released Update Guide and Upgrade Guide with new topics regarding the upgrade to VxRail Version 8.0.xxx. I will add items to this post as soon as there is something new and meaningful. // (3rd party) Solution Compatibility & Interoperability Backup Backup is always the first and …

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HCI VxRail

VxRail Manager systemd-sysctl failed

Since I had the same issue with two customers within a week (different VxRail nodes, different VxRail version 7.0.350 and 7.0.401), I’ll share the solution in case it happens in other environments too. // IssueWhen checking the services on the VxRail Manager via # systemctl –status-allthe systemd-sysctl.service is shown as loaded (failed): // SolutionThe cause …

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VxRail 8.0.000

The VxRail Bundle 8.0.000 including vSphere 8.0 and vSAN 8.0 is available for download since a few days now:https://www.dell.com/support/home/en-us/product-support/product/vxrail-software/drivers Before initiating a prematurely upgrade I’d like to advise to have a look at the Release Notes first – especially the Key Differences section: https://www.dell.com/support/manuals/en-us/vxrail-appliance-series/vxrail_release_notes_8.0/what-is-new-in-vxrail-8.0.000?guid=guid-8693278b-2280-47e0-88d9-4b37a7628cf2&lang=en-us (some of the) Key Differences: VxRail based on the Quanta hardware …

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VxRail Upgrade Guide

After I have written the VxRail Update Guide I wanted to write about major version upgrades as well since there are still some companies out there running VxRail Version 4.7.xxx (which is by now End of General Support). Usually upgrades between major versions are a little bit more complex than updates within the same major …

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HCI VxRail

Bye bye SRS/SCG!?

As of version 7.0.350, you no longer need a Secure Remote Service (SRS) or a Secure Connect Gateway Appliance (CG) to set up the Call Home functionality for your VxRail cluster. It is now possible to set it up directly via the VxRail Manager:https://www.dell.com/support/kbdoc/de-de/000196945/dell-vxrail-next-generation-connectivity-with-vxrail-7-0-350-and-later?lang=en There are a two things to consider when planning the upgrade …

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