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VxRail 7.0.400 Release

VxRail 7.0.400 GA September 2022 This is a feature packed release! Future posts will highlight some of these features but for now here is a snippet. VxRail 7.0.400 BOM 7.0.400 release BOM includes the following updates: VxRail System 7.0.400 build 27701512 VxRail Manager 7.0.400 build 27701512 VxRail Manager vCenter Plugin 9.1.0.0 VMware ESXi 7.0 U3g build 20328353 VMware vCenter Server […]

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VxRAIL 7.0 – Upgrade Bundles Explained

When performing a local offline upgrade of VxRAIL you will need to download the required upgrade composite bundle(s) from dell.com/support/ to complete your upgrade as guided by the associated VxRail SolVe procedure. There is no need to load the software composite file locally when performing an Internet-connected upgrade – The upgrade file(s) is automatically downloaded from Dell online. When performing […]

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VCF 4.4.1 On VxRAIL 7.0.371 Release

VMware Cloud Foundation 4.4.1 on Dell VxRail 7.0.371 is now available. The following is a list of all the components and their versions as per VMware Cloud Foundation 4.4.1. Security Update: VCF 4.4.1 On VxRail 7.0.371 includes the following security bug fixes (DSA Site): DSA-2022-084 DSA-2022-056 DSA-2021-255 Some other notable highlights of this VCF 4.4.1 release include: New VxRail LCM logic improvements New […]

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VCF On VxRail 4.4 – Walkthrough (Part5: Deploy vRSLCM)

PART1 PART2 PART3 PART4 The VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager automates the LCM of the vRealize Suite. It must be deployed before any vRealize Log Insight, vRealize Operations, or vRealize Automation components can be deployed. The vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager contains the functional elements that collaborate to orchestrate the LCM operations of the vRealize Suite environment. vRLCM VM is deployed […]

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VCF On VxRail 4.4 – Walkthrough (Part4: NSX-T Edge Automation)

PART1 PART2 PART3 This is the fourth in a series of posts covering VCF On VxRail 4.4. The following detailed post provides an example walkthrough covering the process of deploying a NSX-T Edge nodes into the VI Workload Domain using the SDDC automation. The end result of this example build is that of a single site VCF on VxRail solution including a single NSX-T VI Workload Domain (thanks to @HeagaSteve for the architectural […]

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VCF On VxRAIL – Remove Bundles From SDDC Manager

The following provides a method of cleaning out unwanted bundles from SDDC Manager. Firstly browse to the Bundle section on SDDC UI, select the bundle you wish to remove and click view details: From here you can gather the Bundle ID which is required by the bundle cleanup utility: At this point it is good practice to take a snapshot […]

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VCF 4.4 On VxRAIL 7.0.320 Release

VMware Cloud Foundation 4.4 on Dell VxRail 7.0.320 is now available. The following is a list of all the components and their versions as per VMware Cloud Foundation 4.4. Security Update: VCF 4.4 On VxRail 7.0.320 includes the critical Apache Log4j Remote Code Execution Vulnerability fixes. Some other notable highlights of this VCF 4.4 release include: vRealize LCM initiated from vRSLCM […]

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VCF On VxRail 3.X – Bring-up Failed to apply default vSAN policy

This is a known issue and documented in the release notes: ‘If bring-up fails when deploying the second Platform Services Controller (psc-2), retrying bring-up will fail with the error Failed to apply default vSAN policy. The cause is that the original deployment of psc-2 was not removed from the vCenter Server inventory.’ Release notes: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Cloud-Foundation/3.10/rn/vmware-cloud-foundation-on-dell-emc-vxrail-18-release-notes.html The workaround as per detailed in […]

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VxRail ‘Dynamic Nodes’ – Fibre Channel Storage

The definition of a VxRail Dynamic node: ‘VxRail systems that are compute-only nodes used to form a vSphere cluster.’ This essentially means that a VxRail Dynamic node cluster relies on having external storage acting as primary. Support for HCI Mesh and FC based external storage compute-only clusters was introduced as part of the VxRail 7.0.240 release. These compute-only ESXi VxRail […]

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