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
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!
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
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
With VxRail 4.7.000 being released today for VxRail upgrades, I wanted to walk through part of the process. First, ALWAYS check SolVe for the procedure to run the upgrade in your environment. It will provide the detailed procedure you need to follow for this upgrade. For the upgrade, I downloaded the file locally and then did … Continue reading VxRail 4.7.000 Upgrade Walk Through