The Hardware Lifecycle Host (HLH) is designed to enable monitoring and updates for Azure Stack Hub but is not key for day-to-day Azure Stack Hub operations. The HLH is a Dell PowerEdge R640 management server with Dell Technologies management software tools. The HLH enables you to monitor the server and network, use call-home capabilities, and do patches and updates for the Dell components.
Azure Stack Hub is offered as an integrated hardware and software system, with Dell 13th and 14th Generation servers. You have the flexibility and control that you need, and the ability to innovate from the cloud. Azure Stack Hub Integrated Systems scale from 4, 8, and 12, up to 16 scale unit nodes.
The Dell Networking S-Series switches are used for ToR switches (S4048, S5048, and S5248F) and BMC management switches (S3048, N3248TE). They support speeds from 10 GbE up to 100 GbE.
Dell Secure Connect Gateway is an application that runs on the Management VM and is used to automate technical support for Dell servers. Secure Connect Gateway monitors your devices and proactively detects hardware issues that may occur. When a hardware issue is detected, Secure Connect Gateway automatically opens a support case with Dell Technical Support. Secure Connect Gateway automatically collects the system state information that is required for troubleshooting the issue and sends it securely to Dell. The collected system information helps Technical Support to provide you an enhanced, personalized, and efficient support experience. Secure Connect Gateway also includes a response from Dell Technical Support to help you resolve the issue.
For more information, see the Secure Connect Gateway 5.x — Application Edition User's Guide.