The following diagram shows the logical architecture of this solution:
In this solution, with the help of Red Hat OpenShift Assisted Installer, an OpenShift compact cluster is deployed on three bare metal servers. When deploying the OpenShift cluster, the OpenShift Virtualization feature is enabled to manage VMs on the OpenShift platform. The required PowerFlex networks are configured on these OpenShift nodes.
The following PowerFlex Management components are deployed as virtual machines on this OpenShift cluster:
PowerFlex Manager (PFxM) is used to deploy a PowerFlex storage-only cluster on four bare metal servers followed by the deployment of the PowerFlex CSI driver on an OpenShift Cluster, allowing the OpenShift users to provision and manage storage volumes dynamically.