The topic of running VMware Cloud Director (vCD) on VxRail has come up a few times lately, with some varying questions around potential requirements, so I thought that it may be useful to create a post to talk through it at a high level.Continue reading
This is a short post to explain how to configure syslog forwarding from VxRail Manager to vRealize Log Insight.Continue reading
VxRail Software as a Service Multi-Cluster Management is the artist formerly known as VxRail ACE, and is managed via the MyVxRail portal.
The product was recently re-branded (to be more descriptive of it’s capabilities) while also bringing its first wave of Active Management features to the party.Continue reading
This post provides a high-level walk-through of the upgrade sequence and timings from VCF 22.214.171.124 on VxRail to VCF 3.10.1 on VxRail.Continue reading
This post contains some sample high-level, non-official VCF 4 on VxRail architecture diagrams and notes that I have put together for enablement purposes, and may be of use to others.Continue reading
This post shows how to create a custom vROps dashboard to monitor VCF on VxRail environments.Continue reading
A nice custom widget to add to your VxRail dashboard in vROps is a simple diagram to clearly display the various versions of VxRail running in your environment.
VxRail ACE uses cluster personalities to enable it to identify the deployment types of the VxRail systems that it manages.Continue reading
This post explains how VMware SDDC Manager validates VxRail code levels and rejects VxRail systems that are out of compliance.Continue reading
The VxRail Management Pack for vROps has been released. This post is a quick overview of what this provides and how to install it.Continue reading
This is a short post highlighting how some of the vRealize Suite products interact with VxRail, how they connect, and what kind of information is provided by each specific to the VxRail itself.Continue reading
With the GA release of VxRail ACE on November 4th comes the first phase of it’s Smart Lifecycle Management. This blog post provides an overview of what this Smart LCM brings to the table for VxRail customers.Continue reading
VxRail ACE went GA on November 4th 2019. This post contains links to various VxRail ACE resources.Continue reading
Published 11th July 2019
A standard VxRail deployment provides the ability to deploy a VMware vRealize Log Insight appliance in Standalone Mode. In order to provide high availability for this Log Insight instance, the single vRLI appliance should be expanded to a 3-node vRLI cluster.Continue reading
A very basic rule of thumb when it comes to system monitoring is that Red is Bad, and Green is Good. Yellow/Orange/Amber then might mean that something is wrong, definitely not quite right, and needs attention before it goes Red.
The VxRail ACE Health Score helps customers prioritize those issues that need attention.Continue reading
This post covers how to enable automated data protection services for Virtual Machines in VMware vRealize Automation, using the Data Protection extension from Dell EMCContinue reading
The Dell EMC vRealize Data Protection Extension provides out of the box Backup as a Service functionality for vRA Tenant virtual machines.Continue reading
The VMware vRO Management Pack for vROps provides the ability to monitor the workflows of 3rd party vRO packages in addition to it’s own default vCenter and Management Pack workflows.Continue reading
The installation of the vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) Management Pack for vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) is quite straightforward, though the configuration of the adapter takes a little more than is outlined in the official Mgmt Pack for vRO v1.0 GuideContinue reading
Support was recently announced for the Dell EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud platform on the VxRail HCI appliance. Aimed at smaller enterprises, this platform has been greatly anticipated and is generating huge interest with customers. What may not be as widely known and appreciated is how much the overall installation is accelerated by the EHC Automated Installation Tool.