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!
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
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
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?