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Dell VxRail Architecture Overview

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VMware vCenter Server

The VMware vCenter Server is the centralized platform to manage the VMware vSphere environment, VMware ESXi server virtualization, and VMware vSAN. VMware vCenter Server provides advanced capabilities such as VMware vSphere vMotion, VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS), and VMware HA.

VxRail is deployed and managed as a VMware vSphere cluster. Each VMware vSphere cluster deployment requires a VMware vCenter Server to serve as the overall management platform. VxRail offers the following platform options for VMware:

  • VxRail-managed VMware vCenter Server that resides on the cluster
  • Customer-managed VMware vCenter Server that resides in the customer data center which can also be a VxRail cluster

On VxRail Day 1 deployment, from the Global Settings window in VxRail Manager, you can select the VxRail-managed vCenter Server option or customer-managed option which is managed by VxRail.

The following figure shows the two types of VMware vCenter Server that you can choose during VxRail Day-1 deployment.

Figure 1. VxRail vCenter relationship defined at initial VxRail deployment
VxRail vCenter relationship defined at initial VxRail deployment

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