PowerFlex rack has a base configuration that is a minimum set of hyperconverged components and fixed network resources.
Within the base configuration, you can customize the following hardware aspects:
|Compute and storage|
A minimum of four PowerFlex hyperconverged nodes are required, however six is the recommended minimum. PowerFlex hyperconverged nodes provide both storage and compute resources to the system.
An option is available for a minimum of two NVDIMM components for data compression, with a maximum of six NVDIMMs per PowerFlex node with four being the maximum in a single acceleration pool.
One management switch, one pair of access switches, and either a pair of aggregation switches or three spine switches and a pair of border-leaf switches.
Three PowerFlex management controller nodes with high availability support for software scale-out.
PowerFlex rack is a scale-out solution that enables you to add PowerFlex rack nodes with various CPU, memory, and drive options.
PowerFlex software-defined SAN storage enables scaling from a base configuration to a large-scale deployment.
Together, the components offer balanced CPU, I/O bandwidth, and storage capacity relative to the compute and storage arrays in the PowerFlex rack. All components have N+1 redundancy.
These resources can be scaled up as necessary to meet increasingly stringent application workload requirements. To scale up storage and compute resources, add nodes to the environment. Optionally, add expansion cabinets with more resources.