With VxRail 4.7.000 being released today for VxRail upgrades, I wanted to walk through part of the process. First, ALWAYS check SolVe for the procedure to run the upgrade in your environment. It will provide the detailed procedure you need to follow for this upgrade. For the upgrade, I downloaded the file locally and then did … Continue reading VxRail 4.7.000 Upgrade Walk Through
I'm happy to announce that VxRail 4.7.000 has now been posted to the web. This update will allow our VxRail customers to upgrade their existing clusters to vSphere 6.7 EP5 (we waited for this patch release versus just going with U1). We've been busy getting VxRail 4.7 ready with a ton of development and testing. … Continue reading VxRail 4.7.000 Posted to Web (Upgrades)
One of the most powerful tools created between the Dell EMC and VMware joint engineering of the VxRail solution is VxRail Manager. The first thing to note is VxRail Manager wasn't created to present a new management pane for daily tasks. We've realized that our customers know how to use vCenter and we don't want … Continue reading VxRail Manager Walk Through
If you aren't familiar with the Destination Dell EMC truck, it's a mobile truck that is loaded with Dell EMC gear. The truck provides a great opportunity to see Del EMC products in person and get some hands-on time. It was at Dell Technologies World this year in the back corner if you happened to … Continue reading Destination Dell EMC Truck – Now with VxRail!
One of the most compelling reasons we see success with VxRail is around the life-cycle management (LCM) of the system. From the VxRail side of the house, we provide our customers with a "composite package". Inside the composite package are various files that are used to update the cluster. The entire update process is automated … Continue reading VxRail – Code Upgrade Details
One of the benefits customers see when choosing a HCI solution is that it allows them to start with what is needed for the next few months versus the next few years. One of the main drivers to this acquisition model is te fact that you can easily scale out the system. Every time you … Continue reading VxRail – Node Add – Process and Thoughts
At first, I was going to walk through a VxRail install and talk about what was needed, but there's already quite a few different resources highlighting that. What I wanted to do was build more on what to watch for with regards to an install. VxRail, today, is installed via Dell EMC's or a certified … Continue reading Installing a VxRail – Highlights and Tips