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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 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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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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VxRail – Lookup Service Tag/Serial Number

See also related Post: https://davidring.ie/2019/09/18/vxrail-lookup-model-psnt/ In addition to the physical tag at the front of the VxRail appliance you may also leverage PowerCLI, ESXi console or vCenter GUI to pull the ST/SN of each VxRail appliance. PowerCLI Get-Hosts -Server VxRailManager_IP -Username administrator@vsphere.local -Password PW |ft sn, hostname ESXi Console Per individual host: /opt/vxrail/tools/ipmitool fru print 17 vCenter UI With the […]

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VxRAIL – Installing API PowerShell Modules

One method of consuming the available VxRail APIs is by leveraging the VxRail API PowerShell Modules Package from within your Windows OS using PowerShell. Each public API has a corresponding PowerShell cmdlet included in the VxRail PowerShell modules starting with VxRail 4.7.300. The API User Guide can be found here: https://support.emc.com/docu91468_VxRail-Appliance-4.5.x,-4.7.x,-and-7.0.x-API-Guide.pdf?language=en_US Steps to install the VxRail API PowerShell Modules Package […]

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Dell EMC Networking – Configuring Layer-2 Mode

Switch model: S4048-ON Code Version: 9.10(0.1) 48 Ten GigabitEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)6 Forty GigabitEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s) Brief detail in relation to setting Layer-2 switchport mode on all 48x10GbE ethernet interfaces to support L2 VLAN based networking: cork-vxrail1-tor#conf tcork-vxrail1-tor(conf)#interface range tengigabitethernet 1/1-1/48cork-vxrail1-tor(conf-if-range-te-1/1-1/48)#switchportcork-vxrail1-tor(conf-if-range-te-1/1-1/48)#no shutcork-vxrail1-tor(conf-if-range-te-1/1-1/48)#exitcork-vxrail1-tor(conf)#exitcork-vxrail1-tor# To revert to non switchport mode: cork-vxrail1-tor#conf tcork-vxrail1-tor(conf)#interface range tengigabitethernet 1/1-1/48cork-vxrail1-tor(conf-if-range-te-1/1-1/48)#no switchportcork-vxrail1-tor(conf-if-range-te-1/1-1/48)#exitcork-vxrail1-tor(conf)#exitcork-vxrail1-tor#

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Dell EMC Networking – Configuring MTU

Switch model: S4048-ON Code Version: 9.10(0.1) 48 Ten GigabitEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)6 Forty GigabitEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s) Brief detail in relation to setting an MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) value on all 48x10GbE ethernet interfaces to support Jumbo Frames: cork-vxrail1-tor#conf tcork-vxrail1-tor(conf)#interface range tengigabitethernet 1/1-1/48cork-vxrail1-tor(conf-if-range-te-1/1-1/48)#mtu 9216cork-vxrail1-tor(conf-if-range-te-1/1-1/48)#exitcork-vxrail1-tor(conf)#exitcork-vxrail1-tor#show interfaces tengigabitethernet 1/1 | grep MTUMTU 9216 bytes, IP MTU 9198 bytescork-vxrail1-tor# To revert to default MTU value […]