Previously we looked at the 4.0 to 4.1 upgrade. This is a continuation of the next iteration of VCF Upgrades. I can’t stress this enough read and use the VVD documentation for guidance throughout this process. The Documents are well written and easy to follow. VCF 4.1 is “vRSLCM aware”. One of the benefits is that all… Continue reading VCF on VxRail 4.1 to 4.2 Upgrade – My Experience
Continuing from my previous post with the theme of network flexibility that is present in the 7.0.130 VxRail release. This post will look at a new feature that will allow customers to customize their entire vDS configuration. Traditionally all VxRail system VLANs needed to remain on a single vDS. System VLANs are categorized as Management,… Continue reading VxRail Multi vDS – System Traffic Separation.
One of the new features that were added to VxRail in the latest 7.0.130 release was the ability to build cluster and add nodes without using the zero-touch configuration. So what is the zero-touch configuration and why would I not want to use it? The Zero-touch configuration uses IPV6 Multicast on the top of rack switches and… Continue reading No Multicast No Problem. VxRail cluster build and scaleout without Loudmouth.
A common question that I receive is around the offline upload utility for SDDC Manager when importing VxRail Bundles. This process is very handy for when working in a DC that does not allow external internet connection or on secure sites. I will break this down into two section. The first section is how to… Continue reading VxRail Offline Bundle for VCF
Overview on how we leverage VMware’s Cloud Builder and VxRail Manager to deploy our new VCF MGMT WLD in a few hours. A few pre-requisites Cloud Builder 4 Node VxRail Cluster Create some DNS Entries for Each VxRail ESXI Host MGTM vCenter l WLD 1 vCenter PSC 1 PSC 2 VxRail Manager VRealize Log insight… Continue reading Deploying VCF on VxRail MGT WLD
With your VxRail appliance, you are entitled to a range of vSphere and DP – Data Protection Licenses that are included in the VxRail licensing. *Important to note that vSan Enterprise can now be decoupled from the VxRail Licensing Bundle and can replace with another vSan licensing offering. More on this from Jeremy here –> vCenter… Continue reading VxRail Bundled Licensing
Step by step guide on how to create a SDDC WLD – Work Load Domain using VCF 2.2 on VxRack SDDC. Here it is assumed that you have either a) spare nodes in your VxRack SDDC or b) have recently deleted a WLD and want to reuse these servers in a new WLD. Step one login to your… Continue reading Creating SDDC WLD – Work Load Domain
For the past few weeks, I have been working with the Engineering teams and the Folks in Logical Build to get everything ready for the announcement of vSphere 6.5 support on VxBlock. It’s been eagerly anticipated by customers and colleagues alike. But vSphere isn’t the only product to get a new code level upgrade. The Cisco C2X0… Continue reading New DellEMC RCM Train 6.5.x for VxBlock
Q: How do I add additional components to my DellEMC Vision Intelligent Operations instance? A: This guide can be used pretty much for adding any additional devices to Vision as the majority of the procedure is the same. The main changes will be in the detail of the device type. In this example, I have used… Continue reading Adding Vplex to DellEMC Vision Intelligent Operations
With the introduction of the Dell Hardware into the VxRack SDDC and Flex1000 ecosystems, I figured I better spend some time figuring out the iDRAC PowerShell cmdlets. Prerequisites: Powershell v3 minimum Installed iDRAC Module Locations: http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systems-management/w/wiki/7727.powershell-cmdlets-for-poweredge-servers Check where your current modules are installed by running this command Get-Module –ListAvailable Your Module Location will be listed as below.… Continue reading iDRAC Powershell Setup and Basic Audit