VxRack SDDC WLD Domain Expansion

In an earlier post, I created a new WLD. For argument’s sake let’s say my new WLD is now oversubscribed and I need to add some additional resources. Here we see we have two WLDs in operation. Click on the View Details to get more granular information on your WLDs

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Here we can see both WLD’s. Select the WLD that you want to expand. I would like to expand the Demo Cluster.

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Here we can see the detail on the WLD. Notice we have 3 nodes in total. Select the Expand Domain option.

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Fill in your requirements in terms of resources. I have one spare node so I’m going to fully allocate all resources.

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Review your settings and click apply and then confirm to expand your domain.

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Now the Automation Takes over and completes these 21 tasks and adds a node to your WLD

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  1. VRM: Import Input Parameters
  2. ESX: Initial Backup of the ESXi Servers
  3. Network: Configure VLAN Tags on Switches
  4. vCenter: Check Host Network Configuration
  5. vCenter: Configure Host
  6. Log Hosts VSAN Network Config 1
  7. Network: Configure MLAG on Tor Switches
  8. Log Hosts vSan Network Config 2
  9. vCenter: Wait until all ESXi Hosts Available
  10. Log Hosts VSAN Network Config 3
  11. ESX: Configure Power Management
  12. Log Hosts VSAN Network Config 4
  13. vCenter: Enable VSAN
  14. Log Hosts vSan network conf 5
  15. Virtual San: Claim Hosts Disk
  16. vCenter: Wait for Virtual San to Come up Completely
  17. vCenter Reconfigure HA on New Host
  18. vCenter Adjust Cluster Failover Resources Perc
  19. vCenter: Clear Red Alarms on Hosts
  20. VRM: SOS Logs Backup Task
  21. ESX: Final Backup of the ESXi Servers

Cluster Detail after I expanded

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vCenter View

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