PowerFlex is a Dell storage product that is supported with VxRail dynamic cluster. PowerFlex systems provide IP-based storage to VxRail dynamic clusters that can be configured as primary storage for virtual machine workload.
The PowerFlex system configures pools of storage through a virtualization process, and manages the allocation of virtual volumes to connected clients. Virtual volumes can be configured to meet certain capacity, performance, and scalability characteristics to align with the workload requirements planned for the VxRail dynamic cluster.
The PowerFlex architecture combines both the compute and storage in a fabric-connected network architecture, with Dell PowerEdge servers serving as the hardware foundation for block storage capacity.
If you plan to leverage virtual volumes provided by a PowerFlex system to serve as the primary storage for your VxRail dynamic cluster, ensure that best practices are followed to ensure a successful deployment: