VxRail is an entire software-defined data center in an appliance form factor. All administrative activities, including initial implementation and initialization, configuration, capacity expansion, online upgrades, as well as maintenance and support are handled within the VxRail management system. The VxRail management system automates the full implementation of the final software-defined data center based on your settings and input when:
Before this phase you must perform several planning and preparation steps. Completing these steps ensures a seamless integration of the final product into your data center environment as described in this section.
Use Appendix C: VxRail Cluster Setup Checklist and Appendix A: VxRail Network Configuration Table to help create your network plan. References to rows in this document are to rows in the VxRail Network Configuration Table.
Note: Once you set up the VxRail cluster and complete the initial initialization phase to produce the final product, the configuration cannot easily be changed. Dell Technologies strongly recommends that you take care during this planning and preparation phase to decide on the configurations that work most effectively for your organization.