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
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
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
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.