As I mentioned in this post, we've added the ability to deploy the cluster using "advanced" host names for your VxRail nodes. This feature was added in 4.7.100 and carries over to when you're adding nodes to a cluster. If you had your cluster installed with advanced host names, you will be required to provide … Continue reading VxRail 4.7.100 – Adding a Node with VxRail Manager Plugin – New Feature
One of the things that's a huge benefit to customers is the ability to deploy the cluster very easily as well as scale the cluster by adding nodes. In order to achieve a repeatable process, we had been using a naming structure that would iterate the host names by an integer. Over the last 3 … Continue reading VxRail 4.7.100 – New Feature – Advanced Host Naming
Today is a great day! We released VxRail 4.7.100 code, which is based on vSphere 6.7 EP6, but more importantly, it's also the first version that supports the vCenter plugin. The plugin will allow customers to administer their VxRail clusters without leaving vCenter. In order to first get all the updates, I had to upgrade … Continue reading VxRail 4.7.100 – vCenter, now with VxRail Manager inside!
In a previous post about changes made to the first run/install of a VxRail cluster running our 4.7 code, I made mention that we've now moved the IPv6 Multicast traffic (also known as "Loudmouth") to leverage a private network. This will help us in a few ways, but one of the main reasons for the … Continue reading IPv6 Multicast (Loudmouth) Changes in VxRail 4.7
As mentioned in the previous post, there are some deployments where customers would like slightly more control over their upgrades with VxRail. While the automation we've built into our minimal click (it's not quite one click, but it's also not 10) upgrade process, there are some that don't want/need the upgrade to be fully automated. … Continue reading VxRail Upgrades and Controlling VM Actions – Part 2 – Leveraging DRS Settings