This document describes the high-level design of the PowerFlex appliance. It also describes the hardware and software components included in each PowerFlex appliance.
The target audience for this document includes customers, sales engineers, field consultants, and advanced services specialists who want to deploy a virtualized infrastructure using PowerFlex appliance.
PowerFlex appliance is based on Dell EMC PowerEdge R640, R740xd, and R840 servers.
PowerFlex Manager provides the management and orchestration functionality for a PowerFlex appliance.
The dvswitch names are for example only and may not match the configured system. Do not change these names or a data unavailable or data lost event may occur.
Dell EMC PowerFlex appliance was previously known as Dell EMC VxFlex appliance. Similarly, Dell EMC PowerFlex Manager was previously known as Dell EMC VxFlex Manager, and Dell EMC PowerFlex was previously known as Dell EMC VxFlex OS. References in the documentation will be updated over time.
See the Glossary for terms, definitions, and acronyms.