VxRail delivers a seamless user experience to customers across a range of deployment options from appliance to fully integrated rack.
- The VxRail appliance deployment option maintains maximum flexibility. Customers are then responsible for adding networking and racking of the appliances. They are also responsible for patches/updates of non-Dell 3rd party products.
- Customers who choose the VxRail Integrated Rack deployment option chose to have Dell EMC rack and stack the VxRail appliances and customer selected networking. Depending on which hardware configuration, customers can choose from a list of fixed configurations or a customer configuration engagement. For all 3rd party products, the customer will be responsible for procuring and sending the products to a Dell EMC 2nd Touch Facility for installation.
- Fixed rack design configuration option for VxRail Integrated Rack deployments are a set of specific hardware and software requirements that have been tested and validated by Dell EMC. Customers who are looking for a racked and stacked VxRail system for VMware Cloud Foundation, standard VxRail with vSAN, or Edge VxRail use cases and have no specific networking hardware vendor or model requirements could select from this option.
- Flexible rack design configuration option for VxRail Integrated Rack deployments are available for all customers looking to adopt any of the VxRail use cases but the design criteria available with fixed rack design configurations does not meet their requirements such as 3rd party networking hardware or 3rd party rack hardware.