trabajoscott
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Mixed hardware

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URL : http:////docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Cloud-Foundation/3.7/com.vmware.vcf.vxrail.admin.doc/GUID-A5029B3...

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

Question :

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

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frank_wegner
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

You cannot mix VxRail nodes and Ready Nodes in the same installation.

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KrishSivakumar
Contributor
Contributor

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.

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