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Dell VxRail Documentation Quick Reference List

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The following table provides VxRail Release Notes:

Table 1. VxRail release notesVxRail release notes
Document Description
VxRail 8.0.x Release Notes (Login required) These documents contain a brief description of VxRail versions, known issues, workarounds, and important information regarding upgrades.
VxRail 7.0.x Release Notes (Login required) These documents contain a brief description of VxRail versions, known issues, workarounds, and important information regarding upgrades.
VxRail 4.7.x Release Notes (Login required) These documents contain a brief description of VxRail versions, known issues, workarounds, and important information regarding upgrades. These release notes are no longer updated since the VxRail 4.x series is EOL.
VxRail 4.5.x Release Notes

The following table provides VxRail core administration and life cycle management documentation:

Table 2. VxRail administration guidesVxRail administration guides
Document Description
VxRail 8.0.x Administration Guide These admin guides provide a general description of VxRail, how it works, and customer-facing administrative tasks.
VxRail 7.0.x Administration Guide
VxRail 8.0.x Internal Administration Guide (Login required) This admin guide provides customer-facing administrative tasks and tasks that are available only to an internal audience.
VxRail 4.7.x Administration Guide These admin guides provide a general description of VxRail, how it works, and administrative tasks. These admin guides are no longer updated since the VxRail 4.x series is EOL.
VxRail 4.5.x Administration Guide

The following table provides VxRail support matrices:

Table 3. VxRail support matricesVxRail support matrices
Document Description
VxRail 8.0.x Support Matrix These documents provide information about supported software, firmware, and hardware versions for VxRail based on PowerEdge hardware.
VxRail 7.0.x Support Matrix
VxRail 4.7.x Support Matrix These documents provide information about supported software, firmware, and hardware versions for VxRail based on PowerEdge hardware. These matrices are no longer updated since the VxRail 4.x series is EOL.
VxRail 4.5.x Support Matrix
VxRail 4.0.x Support Matrix
VxRail Simple Support Matrix This document provides information about external software compatibility versions for VxRail.
VxRail Node Addition Matrix This document provides information about the support requirements for the addition of a new node in a VxRail cluster.

The following table provides VxRail API and Event Code Reference guide:

Table 4. VxRail API and Event Code ReferenceVxRail API and Event Code Reference
Document Description
VxRail Appliance API User Guide This document describes the API for the VxRail versions 4.5.x, 4.7.x, 7.0.x and 8.0.x.
VxRail API Cookbook This document provides sample VxRail API workflows.
VxRail API PowerShell Modules (Download package) The modules and the user guide enable the management of VxRail using PowerShell cmdlets.
VxRail Event Code Reference (Login required) This reference guide lists the alert and event codes VxRail Manager generates.

The following table provides documents that are related to VxRail cluster migration:

Table 5. Cluster migration guidesCluster migration guides
Document Description
VxRail Cluster Migration Package (Download package) The VxRail Cluster Migration Package provides the VxRail Cluster Migration User Guide and the cluster migration PowerShell script. Together, they enable users to migrate a VxRail cluster from the source VMware vCenter Server to the target VMware vCenter Server without affecting running VMs.
Dell VxRail 8.0.x Migrate a VxRail cluster for the VMware vCenter Server (Login required) This document provides the guidelines and tasks that are required to migrate the VxRail 8.0.x cluster using an automated script.
Dell VxRail 7.0.x Cluster Migration User Guide (Login required) This document provides the guidelines and tasks that are required to migrate the VxRail 7.0.x cluster using an automated script.
Dell VxRail 4.7.x Cluster Migration User's Guide (Login required) This document provides the guidelines and tasks that are required to migrate the VxRail 4.7.x cluster using an automated script. This guide is no longer updated since the VxRail 4.x series is EOL.

The following table provides VxRail hardware, installation, technical specifications, and deployment documentation:

Table 6. VxRail hardware, installation, and technical specificationsVxRail hardware, installation, and technical specifications
Document type Link Description
Hardware Requirements and Specifications These guides outline the hardware configurations, technical specifications, system setup, and diagnostics of the VxRail VD-series models.
Installation and Service Manuals These guides provide information regarding installation and service for the VxRail D-series, E-series, P-series, S-series, and V-series models.
Technical Specifications These guides provide technical specifications for the VxRail D-series, E-series, P-series, S-series, and V-series models.
Owner Manuals These documents describe VxRail, including physical features and technical specifications.

The following table provides VxRail security guides:

Table 7. VxRail security guidesVxRail security guides
Document Description
VxRail Security Configuration Guide This guide provides the configuration, deployment, and usage settings that are required to ensure secure operation of the VxRail.
VxRail Appliance STIG Compliance Guide (Login required) This document provides guidance on the secure installation and secure use of the VxRail for the DoDIN Approved Products List (APL) Deployment Configuration.

The following table provides VxRail planning guides, deployment guides, and technical notes:

Table 8. VxRail planning guides, deployment guides, and technical notesVxRail planning guides, deployment guides, and technical notes
Document Description
VxRail Deployment Planning Guide This guide provides an overview of how to plan for self-deployment for VxRail.
VxRail Network Planning Guide This guide provides supported switch requirements and the networking that is required to support VxRail.
VxRail Architecture Overview This planning guide provides guidance for various VMware vCenter Server deployment options, best practices and requirements for using stretched clusters, planning a VMware vSAN 2-node cluster infrastructure (not for VCF on VxRail solution deployments), and using satellite nodes. This document replaces the following documents:
  • VMware vCenter Server on Dell VxRail Planning Guide
  • VMware 7.0 vSAN 2-Node Cluster on VxRail Planning Guide
  • VMware 4.x vSAN 2-Node Cluster on VxRail Planning Guide
  • VxRail vSAN Stretched Cluster Planning Guide
VxRail Networking Guide with Dell EMC S4148-ON Switches This guide describes how to connect a cluster of VxRail nodes to networking S4148-ON switches in a HA configuration.
Networking Guides > VxRail Networking Solutions The networking guides assist with the deployment of your infrastructure and the optimal connectivity of Dell Technologies Networking products.
Installing and Configuring VMware AppDefense on VxRail This document describes how to install VMware AppDefense on a VxRail cluster and protect the VxRail Manager VM.
VxRail Cluster Migration Package (Download package) Provides the cluster migration PowerShell script to migrate a VxRail cluster from the source VMware vCenter Server to the target VMware vCenter Server without affecting running VMs.
Change Default VMware VDS NIOC Configuration This document describes how to change the default VMware VDS NIOC configuration.
Change ESXi Witness Traffic VMkernel IP Address for L3 Configuration These documents describe how to change network settings of VMkernel interfaces for witness traffic on ESXi hosts after the initial configuration of a 2-node VxRail cluster for L3 and L2 routing network configurations.
Change ESXi Witness Traffic VMkernel IP Address for L2 Configuration
VxRail Customer Firewall Configuration This document provides VxRail firewall configuration guidelines.
Dell VxRail Technical FAQ This document describes the technical details that support VxRail features and functionality.

The following table provides VCF on VxRail documentation:

Table 9. VCF guidesVCF guides
Document Description
VMware Cloud Foundation 5.x on Planning and Preparation Guide These guides describe how to deploy VCF on VxRail.
VMware Cloud Foundation 4.x on VxRail Planning and Preparation Guide
VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail 5.x Architecture Guide

VMware Cloud Foundation 4.4 on VxRail 7.0 Architecture Guide

This guide provides an overview of the architecture of VCF on VxRail.
VMware Cloud Foundation 4.x on Dell VxRail Release Notes (Login required) This document contains a brief description of VCF 4.x on VxRail 7.x releases, including lists of known issues and workarounds.
VMware Cloud Foundation 5.x on Dell VxRail Release Notes (Login required) This document contains a brief description of VCF 5.x on VxRail 8.x releases, including lists of known issues and workarounds.
VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail Support Matrix This document provides information about supported software, firmware, and hardware versions for VCF on VxRail.
VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail Technical FAQ This document provides technical content for VMware Cloud Foundation On VxRail.

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