Note: Due to equipment availability, we used a PowerEdge R640 system in place of a PowerFlex management appliance. These instructions are for building a PowerEdge R640.
For detailed information about how to configure PowerFlex Manager, see the Initial setup and configuration section in the PowerFlex Manager online help.
Before you start, log in to the Dell EMC Download Center and download the PowerFlex Manager license key file to a local network share.
Have the following information available:
To configure PowerFlex Manager:
The Setup wizard prompts you to configure the basic settings that are required to start using PowerFlex Manager.
Note: After uploading the license, you must complete the remaining tasks in the Setup wizard. If you close the Setup wizard without completing the remaining tasks, go to Settings > Virtual appliance management to complete the tasks.
Note: Enter the starting IP address in the range, for example 192.168.104.100, and the ending IP address in the range, for example, 192.168.104.250. The ending IP range can be increased depending on the number of servers that are being configured.
The Getting Started page is displayed after you complete the initial setup. The page guides you through the common configuration that is required to prepare a new PowerFlex Manager environment. A green check mark on a step indicates that you have completed the step. First, click Configure Compliance under Step 1: Firmware and Software Compliance to provide the RCM location and authentication information for use within PowerFlex Manager.
A message is displayed when the RCM upgrade starts. You can close this window. The upgrade runs in the background.
Optional; used to access network resources for basic networking activities.
Used to identify the management network for a hypervisor or operating system deployed on a node.
Used to manage the network that you want to use for live migration. Live migration allows you to move running VMs from one node of the failover cluster to a different node in the same cluster.
Operating system installation
Allows static or DHCP network for operating system imaging on nodes.
Used for OOB management of hardware infrastructure.
Used for traffic between PowerFlex data clients (SDC) and data servers (SDS). Used for all node types except for dedicated storage-only nodes.
PowerFlex data (SDC traffic only)
Used for traffic between SDC and SDS and between SDS and SDS. Used for cloning a dedicated storage template.
PowerFlex data (SDS traffic only)
Used for traffic between SDS and SDS. Used for cloning a dedicated storage template.
Used for PowerFlex management traffic.
Used for PowerFlex replication traffic.