Dell EMC VxRail Appliance, the exclusive hyperconverged infrastructure appliance from Dell EMC and VMware, is the easiest and fastest way to extend and simplify a VMware environment. Powered by VMware vSAN and managed through the VMware vCenter interface, the VxRail Appliance gives existing VMware customers an experience with which they are already familiar. Seamless integration with existing VMware tools also enables customers to use and extend their current IT tools and processes.
In 2018, SAP extended their HANA platform support with a certification and validation process for a hyperconverged platform (a software stack comprising VMware vSphere and vSAN) and infrastructure (a VxRail hardware stack). This process complements existing hardware certifications for SAP HANA appliances and enterprise storage.
SAP has certified the VxRail appliance in the configuration that this validation guide describes for running SAP HANA workloads. The certification also includes the VxRail integrated rack deployment option.