Dell EMC PowerFlex Rack Administration Guide

This guide provides procedures for administering PowerFlex rack.

It provides the following information:
  • Monitoring system health
  • Configuring and viewing alerts, including configuring SNMP trap and syslog forwarding
  • Managing components with PowerFlex Manager
  • Administering the operating system, network, and storage
  • Backing up and restoring
  • Powering on and off
  • Managing PowerFlex rack component passwords

The target audience for this document includes system administrators responsible for managing PowerFlex rack, and Dell EMC personnel responsible for remote management.

If you need to install PowerFlex Manager, see Installing and configuring PowerFlex Manager.

Dell EMC PowerFlex rack was previously known as Dell EMC VxFlex integrated rack. Similarly, Dell EMC PowerFlex Manager was previously known as Dell EMC VxFlex Manager, and Dell EMC PowerFlex was previously known as Dell EMC VxFlex OS. References in the documentation will be updated over time.

PowerFlex rack architecture is based on Dell EMC PowerEdge R640, R740xd, and R840 servers.

Dell EMC Networking S5200 series switches are now known as Dell EMC PowerSwitch S5200-ON series switches. Dell EMC Networking S4100 series switches are now known as Dell EMC PowerSwitch S4100-ON series switches. References in the documentation will be updated over time.

PowerFlex Manager provides the management and orchestration functionality for PowerFlex rack. References to PowerFlex Manager in this document apply only if you have a licensed version of PowerFlex Manager. For more information, contact Dell EMC Sales. If your system uses Vision Intelligent Operations software, work with your Dell EMC sales team to obtain a PowerFlex Manager license.

If your system uses Vision Intelligent Operations software, see the Vision Administration Guide for additional information.

See the Glossary for terms, definitions, and acronyms.