This guide provides the network details for VxRail deployment planning that include best practices recommendations, and requirements for both physical and virtual network environments.
VxRail is an HCI solution that consolidates compute, storage, and network into a single and unified system. With careful planning, you can deploy VxRail into an existing data center environment to immediately deploy applications and services.
VxRail is based on a collection of nodes and switches that are integrated as a cluster, under a single point of management. All physical compute, network, and storage resources in the VxRail are managed as a single shared pool. They are allocated to applications and services that are based on defined business and operational requirements.
VxRail scale-out architecture leverages VMware vSphere and VMware vSAN to provide server virtualization and software-defined storage, with simplified deployment, upgrades, and maintenance through VxRail Manager.
Network connectivity is fundamental to the VxRail clustered architecture. Through logical and physical networks, individual nodes act as a single system providing scalability, resiliency, and workload balance.
- VxRail Manager
- VMware vCenter Server
- VMware vSAN
- VMware vSphere
This document has been prepared for anyone who is involved in planning, installing, and maintaining VxRail, including Dell field engineers, and customer system and network administrators. Do not use this guide to perform the installation and set-up of VxRail. Work with your Dell service representative to perform the installation.
- Five full VM licenses per single node
- Fifteen full VM licenses for the G Series chassis
Temporary evaluation licenses are provided for VMware vSphere and VMware vSAN. The VMware vSphere licenses can be purchased from Dell, VMware, or your preferred VMware reseller partner.
The Deployment Guide contains additional information about licenses.