This document describes the high-level design of the PowerFlex rack.
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 rack.
Dell EMC PowerFlex rack was previously known as Dell EMC VxFlex integrated rack. 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.
PowerFlex rack architecture is based on Dell EMC PowerEdge R640, R740xd, and R840 servers.
PowerFlex Manager provides the management and orchestration functionality for PowerFlex rack. References to PowerFlex Manager in this document apply only if you have a licensed version of PowerFlex Manager. For more information, contact Dell EMC Sales. If your system uses Vision Intelligent Operations software, work with your Dell EMC sales team to obtain a PowerFlex Manager license.
Dell EMC Networking S5200 series switches are now known as Dell EMC PowerSwitch S5200-ON series switches. Dell EMC Networking S4100 series switches are now known as Dell EMC PowerSwitch S4100-ON series switches. References in the documentation will be updated over time.
See the Glossary for terms, definitions, and acronyms.