System overview

The VxBlock System 1000 allows a choice of multiple storage arrays, compute servers, and network stacks.

The following table provides key hardware and software components for management, virtualization, compute, network and storage for VxBlock 1000:

Resource Components

Vision Intelligent Operations or VxBlock Central

The following options are available for VxBlock Central:
  • The Base option provides the VxBlock Central user interface.
  • The Advanced option adds VxBlock Central Orchestration, which provides:
    • VxBlock Central Orchestration Services
    • VxBlock Central Orchestration Workflows
  • The Advanced Plus option adds VxBlock Central Operations and VxBlock Central Orchestration .
  • VMware vSphere Server Enterprise Plus
  • VMware vSphere ESXi
  • VMware vCenter Server
  • VMware vSphere Web Client
  • VMware Platform Services Controller (PSC)
  • PowerPath/VE
  • License Manager for PowerPath/VE
  • PowerPath Management Appliance
  • Cisco UCS Manager
  • Cisco UCS CIMC
  • Unisphere for Dell EMC Unity
  • Unisphere for VMAX
  • Isilon OneFS
  • XtremIO XMS
  • Secure Remote Services (ESRS)
  • Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) for SAN
  • Cisco DCNM for LAN

Cisco UCS Gen 3 components:

  • Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis
  • Cisco UCS B-Series M4 and M5 Servers
  • Cisco UCS C-Series M4 and M5 Servers
  • Cisco UCS 2304 Fabric Extenders
  • Cisco Nexus 2348UPQ Fabric Extenders
  • Cisco UCS 6332-16UP Fabric Interconnects

Cisco UCS Gen 3 components:

  • Cisco Nexus 9336C-FX2, Cisco Nexus 93180YC-FX, Cisco Nexus 93180LC-EX Data Plane Switches
  • Cisco MDS 9148S Multilayer Fabric Switch, Cisco MDS 9396S 16G Multilayer Fabric Switch, Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director, or Cisco MDS 9706 Multilayer Director
  • Cisco Nexus 31108TC-V Switches
  • Optional Cisco Nexus 3232C or Cisco Nexus 9336C-FX2 Management Aggregation Switches
  • VMware vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS)
  • VMAX All-Flash 950F and 950FX
  • VMAX All Flash 250F and 250FX
  • Dell EMC Unity 350F, 450F, 550F and 650F
  • Isilon F800, H600, H500, H400, A200, and A2000
  • PowerMax 2000
  • PowerMax 8000
  • XtremIO X2-R and X2-S