Few notes on VCF on Vxail MGMT WLD. Minimum MGMT WLD sizing is a 4 node VxRail cluster Additional VxRail nodes can be added if more capacity or resources are required. All standard SDDC MGMT VMs get deployed and installed within this cluster. These include vCenter for mgmt WLD and each new WLD Pair of… Continue reading VCF on VxRail MGT WLD VMs
No Post in a while – This will explain why. April 16th launch day for VCF on VxRail. The culmination of an intense period of work. Collaboration between DellEMC and VMware – Dell Technologies – over the past nine months has been an amazing experience and to be part of. Witnessing the evolution of VxRack… Continue reading VCF on VxRail Launch
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. https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/vdbench-1901683.pdf https://storagehub.vmware.com/export_to_pdf/performance-testing Number of Disk to Test: – How many of the… Continue reading HCI Bench Parameter File
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 – https://labs.vmware.com/flings/hcibench 2 – VDBench Tool – http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/vdbench-downloads-1901681.html – This will require an Oracle account to download… Continue reading Deploying and Configuring HCI Bench
Quick Graphic that details the minimum number of nodes, capacity usage for each FTT- Failure to Tolerate and FTM – Failure to Tolerance Method within VMware vSAN.
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 Here we can see both WLD’s.… Continue reading VxRack SDDC WLD Domain Expansion
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