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. When the VxRail appliance is installed in your data center, which is connected to your network, and the physical components that are powered on, the VxRail management system automates the full implementation of the final software-defined data center based on your settings and input.
Before getting to this phase, several planning and preparation steps must be undertaken with the data center network to ensure a seamless integration of the final product into your data center environment. The decisions made in addressing these topics and performing these tasks will drive the capability and functionality of the VxRail cluster.
These planning and preparation steps include:
Note: Dell Technologies advises that proper attention is given to the data center network planning and preparation topics to ensure that the VxRail cluster when deployed meets your business and operational requirements.