A VxRail cluster at a central location can be positioned to monitor and manage pools of VxRail satellite nodes, deployed locally and at remote locations. This configuration is especially helpful for use cases where cost efficiency and economies of scale are essential.
The PowerEdge server models used as the hardware foundation for the other VxRail cluster types are the same for satellite nodes. Satellite nodes also go through the same engineering, qualification, and manufacturing processes as the VxRail nodes used in clusters. Software life cycle management of satellite nodes is supported through VxRail Manager.
The primary difference from a networking perspective between satellite nodes and the nodes supporting other cluster types is that satellite nodes require a single IP address. This IP address is used to enable connectivity to a VxRail cluster in a central location and establish communication for management purposes.
If you plan to deploy VxRail satellite nodes, note the following: