VMworld 2017: building Do-it-yourself HCI easier vSAN Ready Nodes


Whilst plainly I have a level of view (possibly obviously a bias) to consumers selecting the “consume” route and selecting VxRail and VxRack if they want Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, I don’t want Any individual to misunderstand and think that Dell EMC doesn’t guide the “DIY” route.  We do.

Look at:

  • Of course, a vSAN Ready Node is in essence, a server.  It is a server on a VMware HCL.   vSAN Ready Nodes don’t differentiate even almost as significantly as VxRail.   That stated not all vSAN Ready Nodes are produced similarly.
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  • Of course, the best “easy button” (and on this VMware and Dell EMC agree) for a purchaser who has standardized on vSphere and is ready for vSAN is VxRail.   BUT, there are enormous quantities of vSAN Ready Node consumers who selected the “DIY” route.
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Additional vSAN Ready Node consumers opt for Dell EMC PowerEdge than any other vSAN Ready Node – by a long shot.

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Why?  Perfectly:

  • Do-it-yourself always will get accessibility to tech a lot quicker – although of course, the purchaser does screening/validation at the program degree.   That indicates that Dell PowerEdge 14G is supported now.  Assist for 14G comes for VxRail in November.  If you will need the latest hardware NOW (and can not wait a couple months – even although you will probably invest that time doing stack-degree screening), then vSAN Ready Nodes.
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  • Dell EMC Ready Nodes are always precise.  Some don’t tweak past the foundation HCL examination.  For illustration – vSAN 6. Ready Nodes will not ship with 512e HDDs when vSAN 6.5/6.6 will ship with both 512e or 512n so consumers always get recognised good configs.
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  • Additional configurability than vSAN Ready Node opposition – 3 designs (640, 740, 740xd) offered now moreover 6 additional launching in Sept.  Large configure-to-get flexibility across cpu, mem, drive sizes and networking.   Curiously even additional configuration assist exists in VxRail – but if you’re comparing vSAN Ready Nodes – there are Much additional variations with Dell EMC.
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  • Manager boot (larger, additional sturdy than SD playing cards + enable for community log file seize) or redundant 16GB SD playing cards
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  • Dell EMC OpenManage™ integration for VMware vCenter integrates all of OM’s hardware management ideal into vCenter so there’s no will need to swap mgmt. apps
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  • ProSupport™ – vSAN-experienced assist is contextual hardware assist for an SDS ecosystem & ProDeploy™ – installation and configuration of the hardware and the vSAN program.
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