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

VxRail 4.7.000 First Run – What’s New?

As mentioned in the previous post discussing the licensing flexibility brought to VxRail 4.7, VxRail 4.7.000 is now in the "RTS" (Release To Ship) phase, meaning customers can now request that Dell EMC Account teams order/ship their new nodes with VxRail 4.7 software on the nodes.  As part of that phase, we also had to publish the … Continue reading VxRail 4.7.000 First Run – What’s New?

VxRail 4.7 – Now with Flexible vSAN Licensing!

VxRail hit another milestone this week - we released 4.7 code into the manufacturing process and can now ship all VxRail 14G PowerEdge based nodes with VxRail 4.7 code preloaded.  One of the biggest benefits of this is we now allow customers to choose the version of vSAN license they'd like to apply to their … Continue reading VxRail 4.7 – Now with Flexible vSAN Licensing!

VxRail 4.7.000 Upgrade Walk Through

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