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4TB (5 x 800GB SSD)


D4 800GB SSD5
No Media Required1
C7, Unconfigured RAID for HDDs or SSDs (Mixed Drive Types Allowed)1
UEFI BIOS Setting1
Rack Power Cord 2M (C13/C14 10A)2
Trusted Platform Module 2.01
64GB RDIMM Cache6
Quad Port 10GbE SFP+1
SFP+ SR Optical Transceiver4
Single Port 16Gb Fibre Channel2
ProSupport and Next Business Day Onsite Service, 36 Month(s)1
No Installation Service Selected (Contact Sales rep for more details)1


Dell VxRail™, the only jointly engineered hyperconverged infrastructure system with VMware, is the easiest and fastest way to extend a VMware environment. Powered by VMware vSANTM and managed through the VMware vCenter interface, VxRail provides existing VMware customers a consistent operating experience. As the foundation for Dell Technologies Cloud, VxRail is the first hyperconverged system fully integrated with VMware Cloud Foundation SDDC Manager to deliver one, complete, automated platform.

VxRail is a distributed system consisting of common modular building blocks powered by the best-in-class VxRail HCI System Software that allows customers to start small and grow, scaling capacity and performance easily and non-disruptively from 2 to 64 nodes in a cluster. Single-node scaling and storage capacity expansion provide a simple, predictable, cost-effective “pay-as-you-grow” approach for future growth as needed.

VxRail HCI System Software ensures workloads are always up and running with intelligent lifecycle management (LCM) that non-disruptively automates upgrades, patches, node additions and node retirement to ensure that VxRail infrastructure maintains a continuously validated state. SaaS multi-cluster management can further enhance operational efficiency by leveraging infrastructure machine learning to aggregate performance metrics and detailed health reports into CloudIQ, providing a single global view of a customer’s VxRail environment. And, coupled with a broad set of public RESTful APIs, VxRail is uniquely positioned as the platform of choice for greater cloud and IT automation extensibility.

Built on PowerEdge servers with a choice of Intel® Xeon® Scalable or AMD EPYC™ processors, VxRail is configurable with multiple compute, memory, storage, network and graphics options to cover a wide variety of applications and workloads, and is continuously adopting new technologies like NVMe storage, 100 Gb/s networking, SmartDPUs, and NVIDIA Data Center GPUs to deliver application performance, availability, and diversity for the workloads of tomorrow. And with redundancy built in at every opportunity – from the RAID 1 “BOSS”, high-efficiency redundant power supplies, and multiple networking ports – VxRail delivers 99.9999% high availability.

With the fast adoption of digital transformation and the proliferation of 5G networks, workloads are expanding outside of traditional core data centers, creating an immediate need for a small footprint, low-cost, easy-to-manage infrastructure option. This is especially true for retail, telecommunications, manufacturing, and ROBO customers, whose data collection and data processing needs are increasingly happening at the edge. Customers already benefitting from the simplicity and automation that VxRail provides in the core data center can leverage VxRail satellite nodes, a single node deployment option, to extend these same benefits to the edge.

VxRail comes stacked with mission-critical data services at no additional charge. Data protection technologies such as a starter set of licenses for Dell RecoverPoint for VMs is included, with the option of adding Data Protection Suite for VMware and Data Domain Virtual Edition (DD VE) for larger environments that require more comprehensive data protection.

VxRail is backed by Dell Technologies’ world-class support, offering a single point of contact for both hardware and software components and includes Dell Secure Connect Gateway for call-home and proactive two-way remote connection for remote monitoring, diagnosis, and repair to ensure maximum availability.


VxRail Deployment Flexibility

VxRail with vSAN Original Storage Architecture (OSA)

VxRail with vSAN OSA describes VxRail deployed with original vSAN architecture, configured as a two-tier diskgroup based storage system comprised of dedicated cache and capacity disks, and is supported on all VxRail platforms and configurations.


VxRail with vSAN Express Storage Architecture (ESA)

VxRail with vSAN ESA is an optional, alternative vSAN architecture optimized for high performing, modern hardware. VxRail deployed with VMware’s Express Storage Architecture employs a single-tier, all-NVMe storage architecture whose high performance can parallelize I/Os with low CPU overhead. This in turn offers simplified storage device management that allows for adaptive data resiliency and enables RAID-1 performance at RAID-6 capacity.


VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail

VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail delivers a simple and direct path to the hybrid cloud and Kubernetes at cloud scale with one complete automated platform, supporting simultaneous VM and container-based workloads on industry-leading Dell PowerEdge server and Dell Storage across multiple cloud environments. The platform delivers a set of software defined services for compute (with vSphere and vCenter), storage (with vSAN and Dell Storage), networking (with NSX), security, cloud management (with vRealize Suite), End User Computing Services (with VMware Horizon and App Volumes), and container-based cloud native platform services (with VMware vSphere 7 with Kubernetes and Tanzu Kubernetes Grid in both private or public environments, making it an ideal operational hub for hybrid cloud.


VxRail dynamic nodes

VxRail dynamic node clusters are compute-only vSphere clusters that allow users to scale compute and storage independently based on workload needs. The Dell storage portfolio, including Dell PowerFlex, PowerStore-T, PowerMax, and Unity XT, can be leveraged as primary storage. VxRail and VCF on VxRail solutions can support dynamic node deployments in a three-tier vSphere architecture to support mission critical data-centric workloads, like financial services and healthcare applications. VxRail dynamic nodes can also extend to VMware vSAN HCI Mesh environments where remote vSAN datastores can also be used as primary storage for dynamic node clusters.


VxRail satellite nodes

VxRail satellite nodes enable customers to implement a low-cost single node option and benefit from the same VxRail automation, testing and optimization, unique lifecycle management, and deep VMware integration increasing operational efficiencies and standardization across edge locations, without the use of vSAN.

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