Dell Technologies labs conducted a thorough test on updating the component firmware and Windows Server 2019 operating system drivers on a four-node cluster with AX nodes. Two different approaches for updates were chosen:
The results revealed the great benefits that automation can provide for the Life Cycle Management (LCM) of AX nodes. The following are some ways in which an organization can benefit from automation provided by the Dell OpenManage Integration with Microsoft Windows Admin Center.
Based directly on testing a four-node cluster in the lab, the automated approach:
The chapter describes several Dell EMC tools for planning, designing, and deploying your data centers, using a methodical approach. It also showcases best practices and example configurations to help you choose the right solution, based on the needs of your organization.