The initial build operation of a VxRail cluster transforms the physical nodes into a single, managed vSphere cluster with a single vSAN datastore and a single virtual distributed switch. The initial build operation occurs after the following steps are completed:
- The adjacent top-of-rack switches are configured per VxRail requirements.
- The VxRail nodes are installed in the racks and cabled to power and network sources.
- The VxRail nodes are powered on.
- VxRail performs self-discovery of the powered-on nodes, and starts VxRail Manager for input of settings to perform automated initial build.