Software versions in VxRail

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VxRail provides a turnkey vSphere platform that can deliver a fully operational and configured vSphere environment in a short amount of time. This buy vs build approach can be challenging for those familiar with vSphere technologies with the urge to maintain the environment however to deliver this trusted experience, the testing of the enterprise software that make up VxRail is specific to the software versions with each VxRail release which is separate to the VMware release cycle.

What this means is as much as you want to deploy that new security hotfix or update, even the .next release of vSphere, you will in some cases be successful however you will stretching your vendor relationship when it comes to support. Changing the version number of the software listed below can void your support coverage and Dell EMC will provide updates as and when necessary.
The obvious question at the time of writing is vSphere 6.5 and while I will write a specific blog on vSphere 6.5 with VxRail in the near future, for now I can share that the non supported vSphere version upgrade will fail due to incompatibilities so hold off for now.

Here is a list of software versions with each VxRail release


VxRail Appliance 4.0.001 (December 2016)

VMware
VMware ESXi 6.0.0 U2 (Patch 4) GA ISO build 4600944
VMware vSAN 6.2 GA ISO build 3620759
VMware vCenter Server Virtual Appliance (vCSA) 6.0 U2a GA ISO build 4541948
VMware vRealize Log Insight 3.3.1 build 3644329

Dell EMC
VxRail Manager 4.0.0 build 4631184


VxRail Appliance 4.0 (December 2016)

VMware
VMware ESXi 6.0.0 U2 (Patch 3) GA ISO build 4192238
VMware vSAN 6.2 GA ISO build 3620759
VMware vCenter Server Virtual Appliance (vCSA) 6.0 U2 GA ISO build 3634788
VMware vRealize Log Insight 3.3.1 build 3644329

Dell EMC
VxRail Manager 4.0.0 build 4631184


VxRail Appliance 3.5 (June 2016)

VMware
VMware ESXi 6.0.0 Update 2 GA ISO build 3620759
VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 GA ISO build 3620759
VMware vCenter Server Virtual Appliance (vCSA) 6.0 Update 2 GA ISO build 3634788
VMware vRealize Log Insight 3.3.1 build 3644329

VCE
VCE VxRail Manager 3.5 build 3936871
NOTE: VCE VxRail Manager Extension rolled into VxRail Manager 3.5


VxRail Appliance 3.0 (March 2016)

VMware
VMware ESXI 6.0 Update 1b build 3380124
VMware Virtual SAN 6.1
VMware vCenter Server 6.0 Update 1b build 3339084
VMware vRealize Log Insight 2.5.0 build 2629935

VCE
VCE VxRail Manager 3.0 build 3482248
VCE VxRail Manager Extension 3.0.0.02706


 

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