PowerFlex appliance has a base configuration that is a minimum set of PowerFlex compute-only nodes and PowerFlex storage-only nodes and fixed network resources.
Within the base configuration, the following hardware aspects can be customized:
|Compute||A minimum of three PowerFlex compute-only nodes.|
One management switch, one pair of access switches.
|Storage||Six PowerFlex storage-only nodes recommended (four minimum).|
|Cabling||25 GB cables/SFP28 direct attached copper (four for each storage-only and compute-only node)|
A minimum of one management environment server running VMware ESXi to host PowerFlex Manager and other system software.
An optional PowerFlex management node is also available to act as a host for PowerFlex management applications.