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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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VxRail 7.0 – Useful Log File Information

The following log files can be accessed either via console or SSH to VxRail Manager. Useful VxRail Manager 7.0.010+ Log Files Note: SLES15 is the OS used for VxRail Manager. Monitor VxRail bring-up logs: dayone.log , short.term.log & firstboot.log: dayone.log – detailed information in relation to initial first run configuration. (/var/log/microservice_log/dayone.log) short.term.log – micro services related information. (/var/log/microservice_log/short.term.log) firstboot.log – detailed information […]