In cases where there are existing storage investments in the data center but the compute is reaching a refresh cycle, VxRail dynamic nodes can be introduced along with the benefits of VxRail HCI System Software, the VxRail management software.
VxRail HCI System Software is a strategic advantage for VxRail and further reduces operational complexity. It is the software running atop the vSphere stack and encapsulates much of the key VxRail differentiation over other x86 servers running vSphere in the market.
VxRail HCI System Software provides automation and orchestration for deployment to daily, system-based operational tasks, which reduces the overall IT OpEx required to manage the stack. No build-it-yourself hypervisor solution provides this level of lifecycle management, automation, and operational simplicity.
With VxRail HCI System Software, updates—BIOS, firmware, drivers or ESXi—are simple and automated with a single click. Customers can go from one known good state to the next, inclusive of all the managed software and hardware component firmware. They no longer have to verify hardware compatibility lists, run test and development scenarios, or sequence and trial updates. The heavy lifting of sustaining and lifecycle management is already done for them, helping VxRail create IT certainty.
The following features help ensure predictable outcomes for customers.