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Dell VxRail Architecture Overview


VxRail Manager plug-in

The VxRail Manager plug-in is available for the VMware vCenter Server and provides centralized management and monitoring of VxRail clusters from within the VMware vCenter Server interface.

VxRail Manager provides access to VxRail dashboard, support, system health, KB articles, and troubleshooting.

You can perform any VxRail activity through this interface, including:

  • Initial cluster configuration
  • Monitor hardware components
  • Graceful cluster shutdown
  • Expand the cluster by adding nodes
  • Update VxRail HCI System Software
  • Use life cycle management for cluster-level upgrades

You can access the VxRail Manager from the Configuration tab of the VxRail vSAN cluster in the VMware vCenter Server interface. VxRail Manager allows you to perform tasks such as deploying and configuring VxRail clusters, monitoring cluster health, managing storage, and upgrading firmware and software from within the VMware vCenter Server interface.

With the VxRail Manager plug-in for VMware vCenter Server, you can view and manage their VxRail clusters and associated resources, including VMs, storage, and network settings. You can also use the plug-in to monitor performance and capacity utilization, troubleshoot issues, and receive alerts and notifications.

Figure 1. VxRail Manager plug-in
VxRail Manager plugin

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