VxRail 4.7.300 – VxRail Manager Physical View Now Integrated into vCenter

As I mentioned in my previous post about 4.7.300 being released, one of the things I'm happy to see is the integration of the VxRail Manager physical view into the vCenter HTML5 client.  In the past, this used to be a link and launch into another tab.  It looked like this:   That view would … Continue reading VxRail 4.7.300 – VxRail Manager Physical View Now Integrated into vCenter

VxRail 4.7.110 – Adding a Node with VxRail Manager Plugin – New Feature

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 4.7.110 – Adding a Node with VxRail Manager Plugin – New Feature

VxRail 4.7.110 – vCenter, now with VxRail Manager inside!

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 4.7.110 – vCenter, now with VxRail Manager inside!

VxRail Upgrades and Controlling VM Actions – Part 2 – Leveraging DRS Settings

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

VxRail Upgrades and Controlling VM Actions – Part 1 – VM Affinity Rules

Most of the time, our customers will let a VxRail upgrade progress as detailed in this post or to 4.7 in this post.  While that will work for 95% of our customers, there are some use cases where the customer has some specific requirements for VMs to remain on a single node (and possibly be the … Continue reading VxRail Upgrades and Controlling VM Actions – Part 1 – VM Affinity Rules