You can provision, maintain, and monitor the PowerFlex system by using the following management clients:
- Command Line Interface (CLI)—The CLI enables you to perform the entire set of configuration, maintenance, and monitoring activities in the PowerFlex system. The CLI is available on the MDM node.
- User Interface (UI)—The PowerFlex UI is a stand-alone workstation application that enables you to perform standard configuration and maintenance activities and to monitor the health and performance of the storage system. You can use the UI to view the entire system and examine different elements as well as provision and modify many of the PowerFlex front-end and back-end components and features.
- VMware plug-in—The plug-in enables you to perform basic provisioning and maintenance activities in the VMware environment. The plug-in also provides a wizard to help you deploy the PowerFlex system in the VMware environment.
- PowerFlex Installation Manager—The PowerFlex Installation Manager is used for installing the PowerFlex system and upgrading and installing components as well as for running the get-info operation. The PowerFlex Installation Manager is installed as part of the PowerFlex gateway.
Note: You can perform many PowerFlex activities using more than one management tool.