victorforde
3 Silver

Re: Ask the Expert: Enterprise Hybrid Cloud on VxRail

I understand on the standard RAIL, Vision and vRaealize suite are software options. If chosen do they come pre-installed or is this done onsite?

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marquesj
2 Iron

Re: Ask the Expert: Enterprise Hybrid Cloud on VxRail

Dell EMC Vision does have discoverability support for VxRail. Dell EMC Vision SW however is not a part of the validated VxRail SW package that is preinstalled/integrated in the factory and as part of the Lifecycle Management software packages. Dell EMC Vision is a separate software component that must be deployed and managed separately and outside the scope of a VxRail M&O experience. I also don't believe Dell EMC Vision is available as an a la carte SW title. I believe it must be purchased as part of a vBlock or VxBlock Engineered System. Once it is in place along with that platform, if a customer then has VxRail's in their environment as well, then that same Dell EMC Vision SW can discover both types of platforms.

As for support for vRA. VxRail is a VMware product and is integration ready for any VMware Ecosystem SW. However, it is not pre-bundled with the SW stack of VxRail. A customer would be responsible for deploying their own vRA to then consume the VxRail infrastructure. the vRA that is deployed must also be lifecycle managed by the customer and is not something that Dell EMC would support as part of a VxRail Lifecycle Management support model. This would be the case if a customer chooses a DIY vRA deployment.

However, now with the introduction of EHC on VxRail, a customer can BUY the entire stack as a fully engineered hybrid cloud platform for which full lifecycle support for the entire solution (inclusive of vRA, vROPS, vRB, etc)  is included as part of the EHC subscription for support. The installation  would typically happen like this: The VxRail would be delivered and installed setting up the underlying HW and vSphere/vSAN/vCenter infrastructure needed for EHC. Once the VxRail is installed, Dell EMC professional Services (or certified Dell EMC Partners) would load the EHC SW Stack and workflows (vRA, vRB, vROPS, Log Insight, vRO) via an automated installer that would install and configure it. The ongoing Day 2 operations of lifecycle management would likely be a combination of the VxRail Manager capability to update the underlying infrastructure SW and the EHC installer/updater tool to update the EHC SW stack. Regardless of how its done, Dell EMC PS will perform it and take care of it all for the customer.

RobertoAraujo1
4 Tellurium

Re: Ask the Expert: Enterprise Hybrid Cloud on VxRail

Hi folks, just to let you know that we're only a day away from the end of this event. If you haven't yet posted your question or if you were thinking on a follow up do it soon. Our experts will gladly reply to you before end of day tomorrow.

Thanks!

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RobertoAraujo1
4 Tellurium

Re: Ask the Expert: Enterprise Hybrid Cloud on VxRail

Greetings folks! We have great news. Our experts would like to extend this Ask the Expert event for an additional week. This will allow everyone the chance to continue the disucussion until March 10! Keep posting your questions and help us pass the word out. Please help us by sharing this social message via your favorite social channel!

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Gopi Reddy
2 Bronze

Re: Ask the Expert: Enterprise Hybrid Cloud on VxRail

Hi Team,

Is there any hands-on labs available for EHC on VxRail/VxRack??

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bogunk
2 Bronze

Re: Ask the Expert: Enterprise Hybrid Cloud on VxRail

You can use the Enterprise Hybrid Cloud vLab to demo the platform. We're not planning a separate VxRail/VxRack vLab, because the platform is infrastructure agnostic (within the supported infrastructure options). We're finalizing a new version of this vLab, based on vRealize Automation 7.1 and EHC Badger (EHC 4.1) release, which should be available for Dell EMC World.

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Gopi Reddy
2 Bronze

Re: Ask the Expert: Enterprise Hybrid Cloud on VxRail

VxRail has 2X10G ports on each node, what if customer is required more than 20G bandwidth on each node ? is there any options to add more IO modules ??

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marquesj
2 Iron

Re: Ask the Expert: Enterprise Hybrid Cloud on VxRail

Right now we only support a maximum of 10Gbps port speeds for VxRail. We do support the ability to add additional PCIe NIC cards with additional 10Gbps ports on many of our VxRail series models (primarily E,P,V,S series) if you need additional network bandwidth. Please work with your local Dell EMC hyper-converged specialist to find out what specific configurations are supported.

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iamdrhock
2 Bronze

Re: Ask the Expert: Enterprise Hybrid Cloud on VxRail

Hardware Specification for ‘EHC on VxRAIL’ For this initial release of ‘EHC on VxRail’ the P470(F) appliances (one node per 2U chassis) running 2x(Dual Socket) Intel Broadwell processors will be the supported hardware models of choice, which covers both hybrid and all-flash variations (No mixing of hybrid and all-flash nodes/appliances). The VxRail ‘P’ Series nodes based on the Dell R730 server are high performance nodes optimized for heavy workloads: VxRail P470 (hybrid), and the VxRail P470F (all-flash). https://afrohits.net/new-amapiano-songs-2020-released-in-may-review/

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