VxRail Site Preparedness Enablement

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Welcome to your VxRail Site Preparedness Enablement site!


This site has been developed in an effort to ensure that when your VxRail Appliance hits your raised floor, your environment, and our Project Team, will be ready to expedite its’ implementation. You will find detailed how-to guides, best practice procedures, and more on what needs to be defined and created to ensure a successful deployment. Please note that at any time you need help with your site preparation, Dell EMC is here to help! 


Most of our customers who are touching this site, may not have either finalized their purchase, or are in the planning stage of their first VxRail Appliance deployment so there are numerous avenues to garner additional support before your Design & Implementation (D&I) team gets assigned to you. Please review a couple of the support options available to you below:


Site Readiness Support:

  • Reach out to your Sales Engineer or Account Manager
  • Contact your VxRail Readiness team at VxRailReadiness@dell.com
  • Network Configuration Help?
    • Talk to your Sales team about our various network service offerings to help with your Switch Configuration and more…


Customer Training:


VMware Virtualization – vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [6.5]:


Site Enablement Documentation:

o  So you bought a VxRail? Welcome to the family! There are some steps you can take now–before the Dell EMC Services Team arrives on site–to ensure a smooth and fast VxRail deployment. Join Xpert crew members Shannon Champion and Jason Marques as they walk you through basics on physical site prep, networking, licensing, and vCenter.

  • Register for Online Support
    • Dell EMC Online Support is the gateway to MyService360TM and your personalized, proactive, predictive support experience. Online Support offers advanced tools and capabilities that empower you to quickly and proactively resolve technical questions and manage and optimize your legacy EMC environment. Access global technical support professionals and repositories of knowledge and expertise - 24x7. Resources include product-specific information, software license activation, Service Request creation and management, self-help tools, downloads, and technical support via Live Chat.
      • Please download the attached Support Site Registration Guide for details on how to do this very important step


  Once registered, download our MOBILE App for support on the go.

o  A high level “checklist” that will provide you with an overall understanding of what is needed for site readiness to ensure the success of your impending project.

o  This planning guide discusses guidance for the various vCenter Server deployment options supported on VxRail Appliances

o  This is a planning and consideration guide for VxRail Appliances. It can be used to better understand the networking required for VxRail implementation.

o The Pre-Engagement Questionnaire (PEQ) will allow you to start populating various details about your contact details, your site, as well as some initial requests for IP addressing, sizing, and more that will be needed to complete your VxRail project. If you have any questions about the material, or what is needed to deploy VxRail, please contact our VxRail Readiness team at VxRailReadiness@dell.com. Once you populate the PEQ, with as much detail that is available, you can then submit it to our Project Management team by emailing it to vxrail.global.project.managers.drop.box@emc.com or by hitting the PM Submission button on the form

PEQ - Partner Lead Deployment Notes:

For Partners with a VxRail Deployment Competency there is no need to submit your PEQ via the PM Submission button, as you will need to work directly with your Partner's Design and Implementation (D&I) Project Manager and Solution Architect to finalize on your site specific technical details.






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