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Dell VxRail Architecture Overview



This document provides a technical overview of the VxRail platform and associated architectures.

This document provides an overview of the following components:

  • VxRail hardware, software overview, and the VxRail network
  • VxRail Manager and VMware vCenter Server
  • VxRail vSAN
  • VxRail architectures, including:
    • VxRail cluster with VMware vSAN
    • VxRail stretched cluster with VMware vSAN
    • VxRail 2-node cluster with VMware vSAN
    • VxRail dynamic node cluster
    • Secondary storage
    • Satellite nodes


This document is intended for customers, field personnel, and partners who want to manage and operate VxRail clusters. This document is also designed for people familiar with:

  • Dell Technologies systems and software
  • VMware virtualization products
  • Data center appliances and infrastructure
  • SolVe Online for VxRail

Security advisories, notices, and resources

Security resources for all Dell products including VxRail are available on the Dell support site. For more information, see the Security Advisories, Notices and Resources page.

Related documentation

This document does not contain information about VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF). For a complete list of VxRail documentation, see the VxRail Documentation Quick Reference List.

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