Dell EMC Ready Solutions for Microsoft Windows Server Software Defined (WSSD)

Dell EMC Ready Solutions for Microsoft Windows Server Software Defined (WSSD)


The Dell EMC Ready Solutions for Microsoft WSSD encompass a wide range of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure configurations that are built on Dell EMC Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes and PowerEdge R440 Servers. These servers are pre-configured with certified components and validated building blocks that simplify ordering and reduce deployment risks while providing a superb customer support experience. Dell EMC Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes are built on Dell EMC PowerEdge R730xd, 740xd Storage Spaces Direct Ready Node and R640 Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes, and PowerEdge R440 servers that provide the storage density and compute power to maximize the benefits of Storage Spaces Direct and the advanced feature sets in Windows Server 2016. And, you’ll get a single point of contact for sales and technical support for the entire solution.

Dell EMC Ready Solutions for Microsoft WSSD with R740xd and R640 Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes and PowerEdge R440

Solution overview provides an overview of the Dell EMC Microsoft Storage Spaces Ready Nodes offerings built on R740xd and R640 Storage Spaces Direct Ready Node and PowerEdge R440 servers.

Support Matrix provides information about supported firmware and drivers that have been validated for R740xd and R640 Storage Spaces Direct Ready Node and PowerEdge R440 servers.

Deployment Guide - Scalable focuses on deploying a hyper-converged infrastructure solution on Dell EMC Ready Nodes for Windows Server 2016 with Hyper-V and Storage Spaces Direct built on R740xd and R640 Storage Spaces Direct Ready Node and PowerEdge R440 servers. This deployment guide includes an overview of the solution infrastructure, guidance to integrate the solution components, and instructions on preparing and deploying the solution infrastructure. This guide is applicable only to infrastructure built by using the validated and certified Dell EMC Ready Nodes for Windows Server 2016 with Hyper-V. For downloading the guide, visit https://www.dell.com/wssdmanuals.

Deployment Guide - ROBO focuses on deploying a back-to-back connected 2-node hyper-converged infrastructure solution on Dell EMC Ready Nodes for Windows Server 2016 with Hyper-V and Storage Spaces Direct built on R740xd and R640 Storage Spaces Direct Ready Node and PowerEdge R440 servers. This deployment guide includes an overview of the solution infrastructure, guidance to integrate the solution components, and instructions on preparing and deploying the solution infrastructure. This guide is applicable only to infrastructure built by using the validated and certified Dell EMC Ready Nodes for Windows Server 2016 with Hyper-V. For downloading the guide, visit https://www.dell.com/wssdmanuals.

Deployment Guide - Quick Start Solution focuses on deploying a 4-node hyper-converged infrastructure solution on Dell EMC Ready Nodes for Windows Server 2016 with Hyper-V and Storage Spaces Direct built on R740xd and R640 Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes. For downloading the guide, visit https://www.dell.com/wssdmanuals.

Operations Guide focuses on operations of hyper-converged infrastructure solution built using Dell EMC Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes. This guide provides detailed guidance about:

  • Day 0-operations onboarding management and monitoring using Microsoft System Center Operations Manager
  • Using OpenManage Essentials (OME) for Ready Node discovery and life-cycle management
  • Performing Cluster-Aware firmware updates
  • Performing Ready Node expansion and recovery

For downloading the guide, visit https://www.dell.com/wssdmanuals.

S2D Catalog includes firmware and driver updates that can be used with Dell EMC Repository Manager to download firmware and driver updates relevant to Dell EMC Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes and PowerEdge R440 Servers.

Sample Switch Configurations are provided as a reference to configure the networking fabric used as top-of-rack (ToR) management and storage and Out of band (OOB) traffic. Please consult your network engineering team for specifics of these configurations. This asset requires registration to download.

Dell EMC Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Nodes with Dell PowerEdge R730xd

Support Matrix provides information about supported firmware and drivers that have been validated for Dell EMC Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes.

Deployment Guide focuses on deploying a hyper-converged infrastructure solution on Dell EMC Ready Nodes for Windows Server 2016 with Hyper-V and Storage Spaces Direct. This deployment guide includes an overview of the solution infrastructure, guidance to integrate the solution components, and instructions on preparing and deploying the solution infrastructure. This guide is applicable only to infrastructure built by using the validated and certified Dell EMC Ready Nodes for Windows Server 2016 with Hyper-V.




Article ID: SLN313211

Last Date Modified: 11/14/2018 11:41 PM


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