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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HCI SDDC vSAN vSphere VxRail

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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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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HCI Security vSAN vSphere VxRail

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 Tools vSphere VxRail

Debug VxRail vCenter script

Another month, another tool. Many people probably don’t know it but there is a Dell script which you can use to check the vCenter Server (internally or externally) which manages the VxRail Cluster. It is especially helpful in case of troubleshooting or right before doing an VxRail update or upgrade because it gathers information about …

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HCI Tools vSAN vSphere VxRail

vSphere Diagnostic Tool (vdt)

The occasion was anything but desirable but this week I had the pleasure to work with a very skilled VMware Support guy to fix a broken vCenter ELM replication at a customer’s site. In this session I really learned a lot. But what stood out the most was this pretty new VMware Fling: https://flings.vmware.com/vsphere-diagnostic-tool vSphere …

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