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VxRail Pros

Alok Ranjan - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Lead at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
The feature that I have found most valuable with VxRail is its upgrade. Because if you talk about the normal ESX process you have to upgrade the firmware, the bios, and you have to manage the compatibility. You have to do a lot of things. But in the case of VxRail, it's a single upgrade, end to end. You simply upload the bundle, click next, it will do some pre-checks, if those pre-checks pass, it will update everything one by one. It will put one ESX in the maintenance and move other VM's to another mode. There is no downtime to the VM's.
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MG
Account Executive at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The VxRail is built on two specific platforms that have been in the industry for the last 15 to 20 years: the 1-U socket and the 2-U socket platforms from Dell. They're in their sixteenth generation of those platforms, I believe, so they're very stable.
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Vasanth_Kumar - PeerSpot reviewer
Director Of Information Technology at a outsourcing company with 10,001+ employees
You don't have to worry too much about the hardware and you don't have to work on integrating a storage device. We instead have this as an all-in-one solution and everything is available as a box.
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June 2022
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Mina Magdy - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Infrastructure Solutions Specialist at Equinox International
The cover points feature in VxRail is remarkable. It's unique. It has an intervention failover system as well as an automatic failover system, reaching clusters existing in VxRail. This makes all files act as a single file with a large and huge resource, and, of course, with customized administration, configuration, and resources. It provides automatic failover for redundancy and data recovery.
VxRail is very cost-effective and affordable in the long term. It is more recommended when it comes to financial life, but it may depend upon the license. VxRail comes with VMware licensing, which may not be that cost-effective as compared to others. With VMware, it's an auto check competition. VMware is an expensive solution, especially for Nutanix. Nutanix have their own hypervisor called Acronis, which is very cost-effective against the VMware. Nutanix is cheaper for the hardware but not for the software. If you ask the Nutanix partners to deploy Nutanix over Cisco servers or Dell EMC servers, the cost will be higher. Nutanix wants to compete financially. Therefore, they propose their software over the Supermicro server, which is a very cheap Chinese server. In fact, I don't like their terms of service. HyperFlex has the highest price, and it is very expensive. I don't know why. It may be because this is a UCS system, which comes from Cisco and is already expensive. When it comes to HyperFlex, they need the labor to deploy Hyper-V, Citrix, or any other hypervisor.
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Chris Bujak - PeerSpot reviewer
VDI SysAdmin/Engineer at a educational organization with 10,001+ employees
I like the managed updates. They are really nice in VxRail. Everything comes packaged and the updates are much easier than with other solutions that I've had to work with.
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HE
Data Center Team Lead at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
This is a good solution for medium-sized installations especially when it will be coupled with VMware.
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Savera-Menezes - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of IT Infrastructure at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
Low-maintenance solution with hyperscale feature so it has the ability to utilize the resources for the VMware cluster setup on which Citrix VDA runs.
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ManuelIglesias - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at Open group
The stability is very nice. We haven't had any issues with the cluster. The cluster is very stable. No problems with slowness. Everything has been stable. It was well-architectured.
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JW
Solutions Architect at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
The solution is perfect for the lifecycle management of hardware.
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IA
Information Technology Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
For me, the most valuable feature is in relation to the software updates.
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VxRail Cons

Alok Ranjan - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Lead at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
If we could have some out of the box ideas in integration, I think that would be a great feature.
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MG
Account Executive at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
I would like to see Dell take a crack at simplifying the process of moving from a node to a cluster and assembling everything into the appliance. It would be great if Dell could provide a pathway where a customer could actually install it without the certifications. Of course, I can't say how you would dumb down something so complex.
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Vasanth_Kumar - PeerSpot reviewer
Director Of Information Technology at a outsourcing company with 10,001+ employees
Right now, it's difficult for a non-technical person to participate in using the product. It could be made more consumer-friendly.
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Mina Magdy - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Infrastructure Solutions Specialist at Equinox International
If they can provide deduplication compression through the traditional hard drives, as Cisco does in the HyperFlex system, it will be very cost-effective, especially when it comes to archiving workload. VxRail doesn't allow the mixing of old flash clusters and hyper clusters. When I'm starting with an old flash cluster and it comes to archiving workload, I will also need to attend the new cluster. So, I either manage two different clusters, or I pay and upload my work with the archiving mobile hard drive, which is not cost-effective at all. The main key is to allow mixing between two types of clustering, like Nutanix, or allow deduplication of completion over the period of shared hard drive on SAV. It will be much better.
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Chris Bujak - PeerSpot reviewer
VDI SysAdmin/Engineer at a educational organization with 10,001+ employees
The requirements need improvement. Some of the managers of VMs are a little sensitive to where they need to be placed in the environment and what names they need to have. I would like a little more control over that so that it fits into our naming scheme and it fits our organizational structure within vSphere.
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HE
Data Center Team Lead at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
There is a limitation on the number of nodes.
Troubleshooting can be a little more difficult than legacy systems.
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Savera-Menezes - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of IT Infrastructure at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
This solution needs to have the capability where even older versions of hardware can be seamlessly utilized and additional expansion becomes so much easier.
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ManuelIglesias - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at Open group
It would be an improvement if VxRail could be integrated with some other hypervisors and not just with VMware.
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JW
Solutions Architect at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
The licensing costs are too expensive. They should work on their pricing model.
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IA
Information Technology Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
There could be better documentation and they should allow everyone to access the simulator.
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Buyer's Guide
VxRail
June 2022
Learn what your peers think about VxRail. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2022.
610,190 professionals have used our research since 2012.