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What is new (February, 2023)

Lenovo introduces a new version of the VX Deployer, Release 2.0.1

Software enhancements

The following updates have been made for Release 2.0.1:
  • Updated software support.

    The ThinkAgile VX Deployer allows you to install and set up one of the following configurations:
    You cannot mix versions of VMware vCenter Server and VMware ESXi.
    • VMware vSAN 7

      • VMware vCenter Server 7.0 Update 3h (, build 20395099

      • VMware ESXi 7.0 Update 3g, build 20328353

      • Lenovo XClarity Integrator (LXCI), version 8.0 FP1 659

    • VMware vSAN 8

      • VMware vCenter Server 8.0 IA, build 20519528

      • VMware ESXi 8.0 IA, build 20513097

      • Lenovo XClarity Integrator (LXCI), version 8.0 FP1 659

  • Enabled dual support for vSAN OSA and ESA.

    VMware Express Storage Architecture (ESA) is a new offering from VMware, beginning with VMware vSAN 8. It is supported on systems having specific configurations, such as NVMe drives.

    The VX Deployer automatically detects if the hosts in the cluster meet the requirements for ESA. If so, ESA is deployed. If the requirements are not met, the VX Deployer deploys VMware Original Storage Architecture (OSA).

    For more information about the requirements for implementing ESA, see the following topic:

    Implementing a vSAN storage architecture

  • Single subnet support.

    The ThinkAgile VX Deployer now supports environments where both ESXi management and XCC networks are on the same subnet.

  • vLCM cluster image configuration.

    If you choose to install Lenovo XClarity Integrator (LXCI), the ThinkAgile VX Deployer automatically configures a vLCM cluster image for the new vSAN clusters. Optionally, you can configure the VX Deployer to initiate cluster remediation at the end of the cluster deployment.

    For more information about vLCM cluster remediation, see the following topic:

    Remediating hosts in a cluster

Additional hardware support

  • The VX Deployer is pre-loaded on additional ThinkAgile VX appliances:

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    For a complete list of servers on which the ThinkAgile VX Deployer is installed, see the following topic:

    Deploying a vSAN cluster with the VX Deployer