PowerFlex rack has a base configuration that is similar to a PowerFlex storage-only node deployment, but adds a minimum set of PowerFlex compute-only nodes . The minimum set of PowerFlex storage-only nodes and fixed network resources are also required.
Within the base configuration, you can customize the following hardware aspects:
|Compute||At least three PowerFlex compute-only nodes .|
|Storage|| At least four PowerFlex storage-only nodes are required. However, Dell Technologies recommends using at least six nodes to build a PowerFlex storage pool.
Software-defined SAN storage (uses local disks to build a PowerFlex storage pool).
If storage compression is active, a minimum of two NVDIMM components per PowerFlex node are required. A recommendation is made according to the system sizing calculation.
Three PowerFlex management controller nodes with high availability.