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Unformatted text preview: VXRAIL APPLIANCE INSTALLATION AND IMPLEMENTATION Version 4.7.300 PARTICIPANT GUIDE PARTICIPANT GUIDE Dell Confidential and Proprietary Copyright © 2019 Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. All Rights Reserved. Dell, EMC and other trademarks are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other trademarks may be trademarks of their respective owners. VxRail Appliance Installation and Implementation © Copyright 2019 Dell Inc. Page i Table of Contents Course Introduction.................................................................................. 1 VxRail Appliance Installation and Implementation ................................................. 2 Course Objectives................................................................................................................ 3 Prerequisite Skills ................................................................................................................ 4 Course Agenda .................................................................................................................... 5 VxRail Appliance Certification .............................................................................................. 7 Introductions ........................................................................................................................ 8 Introduction to VxRail Appliance Installation and Implementation ....... 9 VxRail Appliance Architecture ................................................................................ 10 VxRail Hardware Components ........................................................................................... 11 VxRail Models .................................................................................................................... 12 VxRail E, P, V, S Series Nodes .......................................................................................... 13 VxRail Model Numbers - E, P, V, S Series ......................................................................... 14 VxRail G560/F Nodes ........................................................................................................ 16 Network Switches for VxRail Appliance .............................................................................. 17 VxRail Software Components ............................................................................................ 18 VxRail vCenter Options ...................................................................................................... 19 VxRail Data Protection Options .......................................................................................... 20 VxRail System Management .............................................................................................. 22 Network Requirements ............................................................................................ 23 VxRail Network Connectivity Options ................................................................................. 24 VxRail Network Requirements ........................................................................................... 25 ToR Switch Requirements ................................................................................................. 26 Network Traffic Configuration ............................................................................................. 28 Dell EMC Switches with SmartFabric Services .................................................................. 30 High-Level VxRail Installation and Implementation Process ............................... 31 High-Level Process - Installation and Implementation Timeline.......................................... 32 VxRail Appliance Installation and Implementation Page ii © Copyright 2019 Dell Inc. VxRail Installation and Implementation Roles .................................................................... 34 VxRail Implementation Service Collateral .......................................................................... 35 VxRail Appliance Reference Links ..................................................................................... 37 Summary................................................................................................................... 38 Preparation Phase .................................................................................. 39 VxRail Appliance Pre-Engagement Questionnaire (PEQ) ..................................... 40 VxRail Appliance Pre-Engagement Questionnaire (PEQ) .................................................. 42 Download VxRail Appliance PEQ and PEQ Addendum ..................................................... 43 Pre-Engagement Questionnaire Worksheets ..................................................................... 44 PEQ Cover......................................................................................................................... 46 PEQ Customer Collateral ................................................................................................... 48 PEQ Engagement Details (SE) .......................................................................................... 49 PEQ Engagement Details (SE) - Deployment Pre-Requisite Information on Networking .... 51 PEQ S2 Checklist (PM) ...................................................................................................... 52 PEQ Project Details (PM)................................................................................................... 53 PEQ Convert to Customer Mode ........................................................................................ 54 PEQ SE and Customer Mode Worksheet Visibility Comparison ......................................... 55 PEQ Customer ................................................................................................................... 56 PEQ Revert Out of Customer Mode ................................................................................... 58 PEQ VxRail Cluster ............................................................................................................ 59 PEQ VxRail Cluster Generating JSON Files ...................................................................... 61 PEQ Export Firewall Ports and DNS Rules ........................................................................ 62 PEQ Network Addendum ................................................................................................... 64 PEQ Pre-deployment Validation ............................................................................. 65 Important Worksheets in PEQ for Successful Implementation............................................ 66 System Details - Hardware Configuration, IP Parameters, Secure Remote Services ......... 67 System Details - vCenter, PSC, VxRail Manager, ESXi, Logging ....................................... 68 Top of Rack Switch Configuration ...................................................................................... 70 Chassis and Networking .................................................................................................... 71 ESXi Environment Details .................................................................................................. 72 VxRail Appliance Installation and Implementation © Copyright 2019 Dell Inc. Page iii VM Guest Details ............................................................................................................... 74 Appliance JSON File .......................................................................................................... 75 Lab – VxRail Pre-Engagement Questionnaire (PEQ) ......................................................... 76 Summary................................................................................................................... 77 Validate Customer Network Environment ............................................. 78 Validate Customer Network Environment Manually ............................................. 79 Validate Customer Network Environment ........................................................................... 80 Confirm No IP Address Conflicts ........................................................................................ 81 Confirm DNS Settings ........................................................................................................ 82 Confirm Source Servers Connectivity................................................................................. 83 Confirm VLAN Configured for VxRail Networks .................................................................. 84 Confirm VxRail Node Port Status ....................................................................................... 86 Spanning Tree Protocol Considerations ............................................................................. 88 Confirm No Link Aggregation on VxRail Node Ports .......................................................... 90 IPv6 Multicast for Management VLAN................................................................................ 91 IPv4 Unicast for vSAN VLAN ............................................................................................. 92 Lab – Manually Validate Customer Network Environment .................................................. 93 Validate Customer Environment with Network Validation Tool ........................... 94 Network Validation Tool (NVT) for VxRail .......................................................................... 95 Configuration Checks by NVT ............................................................................................ 97 NVT Workflow .................................................................................................................... 98 NVT Validation Example .................................................................................................... 99 Lab – Validate Customer Network Environment with Network Validation Tool ................. 101 Summary................................................................................................................. 102 Hardware Installation............................................................................ 103 Install Hardware ..................................................................................................... 104 VxRail Appliance Site Validation ...................................................................................... 105 Hardware Installation Overview........................................................................................ 106 Site Configuration Requirements ..................................................................................... 107 VxRail Appliance Installation and Implementation Page iv © Copyright 2019 Dell Inc. Racking VxRail Enclosure/Node(s) Overview................................................................... 108 Static vs. Sliding Rails ...................................................................................................... 110 Node Sequence in Rack .................................................................................................. 112 VxRail Appliance Cabling Overview ................................................................................. 115 Network Cables and Connectors—SFP+ and RJ45 ......................................................... 117 Cabling Network Connections .......................................................................................... 118 ToR Topology Dual Switch Best Practice ......................................................................... 120 Connecting the Service Laptop/Jump Host to the Appliance ............................................ 121 Powering On the VxRail Appliance .................................................................................. 122 Powering Up Dell PowerEdge Based VxRail Nodes......................................................... 123 Dell PowerEdge Based VxRail Nodes Election Process................................................... 124 Configuring iDRAC........................................................................................................... 126 PowerEdge iDRAC 9 ....................................................................................................... 127 Setting Management VLANs ............................................................................................ 128 Lab: Pre-Initialization VxRail Node Validation .................................................................. 131 Summary................................................................................................................. 132 VxRail Appliance Initialization ............................................................. 133 External vCenter Integration ................................................................................. 134 VxRail vCenter Options .................................................................................................... 135 External vCenter Integration Overview ............................................................................. 136 VxRail with External vCenter - Deployment Requirements ............................................... 137 Set VxRail Manager VM IP Address................................................................................. 138 Initialization Configuration .................................................................................... 139 PTAgent Service .............................................................................................................. 140 VxRail Appliance Loudmouth ........................................................................................... 141 VxRail Manager VM MARVIN .......................................................................................... 142 VxRail Node State Before First Run ................................................................................. 143 Installation Procedure Overview .......................................................................... 145 VxRail Appliance Installation - Procedure Options ........................................................... 146 VxRail Appliance Installation and Implementation © Copyright 2019 Dell Inc. Page v VxRail First Run Wizard ................................................................................................... 148 VxRail Cluster or 2-Node VxRail Cluster .......................................................................... 149 VxRail Cluster - Expected Nodes ..................................................................................... 150 VxRail Cluster - Input or Upload Configuration ................................................................. 151 VxRail Cluster - System ................................................................................................... 152 VxRail Cluster - Networks ................................................................................................ 154 VxRail Cluster - vMotion, vSAN, VM Networks ................................................................. 157 VxRail Cluster - Solutions and Accounts .......................................................................... 159 VxRail Cluster - Review and Validate ............................................................................... 161 VxRail Cluster - Validate and Build VxRail ....................................................................... 162 VxRail Cluster - Build VxRail ............................................................................................ 163 2-Node VxRail Cluster Deployment Requirements ........................................................... 165 2-Node VxRail Cluster Deployment .................................................................................. 167 2-Node VxRail Cluster Deployment .................................................................................. 168 Lab: VxRail Appliance Initialization SolVe Procedures ..................................................... 170 Lab: VxRail Appliance Initial Configuration ....................................................................... 171 VxRail with SmartFabric Services ........................................................................ 172 VxRail with SmartFabric Services .................................................................................... 173 VxRail and ToR Switch Physical Network Topology ......................................................... 174 Configuring Fabric Automation ......................................................................................... 175 Enable SmartFabric Services - Version and Operating Mode .......................................... 176 Enable SmartFabric Services - Enable Personality Profile ............................................... 178 Enable SmartFabric Services - Enable Personality Profile - Example .............................. 180 Enable SmartFabric Services - VxRail Personality Applied After Reboot ......................... 181 Enable SmartFabric Services - Personality Validation ...................................................... 182 ToR Switches After Script Execution and Reboot............................................................. 184 Deploy VxRail Cluster ...................................................................................................... 186 Deploy VxRail Cluster - Switch REST_USER Password .................................................. 188 Deploy VxRail Cluster - Networks .................................................................................... 189 Deploy VxRail Cluster - Configure Switch ........................................................................ 191 Deploy VxRail Cluster - Validate and Build VxRail ........................................................... 193 Dell EMC OpenManage Network Integration (OMNI) for VMware vCenter ........ 194 VxRail Appliance Installation and Implementation Page vi © Copyright 2019 Dell Inc. Dell EMC OpenManage Network Integration (OMNI) for VMware vCenter ....................... 195 OMNI - Zero Touch Provisioning ...................................................................................... 197 OMNI Installation and Configuration Steps....................................................................... 198 Deploy OVA ..................................................................................................................... 199 Log into VM Console ........................................................................................................ 201 OMNI Setup ..................................................................................................................... 202 Configure Interface Connection Profiles ........................................................................... 203 Configure Interface Connection Profiles ........................................................................... 205 Activate Connection Profiles ............................................................................................ 206 Configure NTP and SSL Certificate Installation ................................................................ 207 OMNI Home Page............................................................................................................ 209 Summary................................................................................................................. 210 Post-Deployment Tasks ....................................................................... 211 vSAN Configuration ............................................................................................... 212 Introduction to VMware vSAN .......................................................................................... 213 vSAN Data Services ..............................................................................................
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