Topic Name : About VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC VxRail
Publication Name : VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC VxRail Admin Guide
Product/Version : VMware Cloud Foundation/3.7
Is it possible to have ready nodes in a management domain, VxRail in a workload domain and then more ready nodes in yet a second workload domain? In other words, can a VxRail-enabled vCF design include Ready Nodes and if so how and where? What other considerations might be important? Thanks, Scott
We have supported mixed mode deployments in a vSAN ready mode only deployment mode for a while.
Given the advancements in capabilities such as automated HW inventory and firmware upgrades that VCF on VxRail has, the customer will end up with an unbalanced user experience in mixing a VxRail environment with a vSAN ready node environment. Hence it is NOT supported currently.
we would be interested in knowing the “why” here on your customer’s interest so that we can develop a position for the future if/when we need to look into this kind of mixed mode.