VCF on VxRail 4.0.1 to 4.1 Upgrade – My Experience

I have been running VCF 4.0.1 in my Lab for a few months now but I wanted upgrade to 4.1 mainly as I wanted to check out some of the new features in vSphere7.0u1 and SDDC Manager 4.1 and lastly I wanted to capture the process for historical posterity. Just a quick overview of what… Continue reading VCF on VxRail 4.0.1 to 4.1 Upgrade – My Experience

Deploying a Horizon WLD in VCF 3.7

Quick guide on deploying a Horizon based WLD in VCF 3.7.x. First off there are a bunch of prerequisites that are required before you start. VI WLD that was previously deployed using VCF VxLAN PortGroup for VDI Components. MGMT – For horizon mgmt VMs ( Mandatory) DMZ – If utilizing a UAG (Optional) Interconnect –… Continue reading Deploying a Horizon WLD in VCF 3.7

Deploying a new VI WLD on VCF on VxRail

Last post we saw how to deploy the MGMT WLD. Today we will take a closer look at deploying a new VI Work Load Domain ( WLD). Each WLD provisioned will have its own dedicated vCenter and NSX Manager deployed to manage the hosts, cluster and VMs within the new WLD. These VMs once provisioned… Continue reading Deploying a new VI WLD on VCF on VxRail

HCI Bench Parameter File

In my previous post, we detailed the deployment and configuration of the HCI Bench to test our VxRail Cluster performance. This post I wanted to go a little deeper into the “VDBbench Generate Page”. Some useful reference guides for this can be found here. Number of Disk to Test: – How many of the… Continue reading HCI Bench Parameter File

Deploying and Configuring HCI Bench

One of the tools I use to benchmark our VxRail clusters is HCI Bench. I am going to give a quick overview of how to deploy and configure the product. You will need 1 – HCI Bench OVA  – 2 – VDBench Tool  – – This will require an Oracle account to download… Continue reading Deploying and Configuring HCI Bench