System features

VxFlex integrated rack is a modular hyperconverged platform that enables extreme scalability and flexibility for next-generation cloud applications and mixed workloads.

VxFlex integrated rack is designed for deployments involving large numbers of VMs and users. It provides the following features:

  • VxFlex storage-only nodes and VxFlex hyperconverged nodes using optional NVDIMM components for compression (NVDIMM-N)
  • VxFlex storage-only nodes and VxFlex hyperconverged nodes using RDM configurations are supported on PowerEdge R640 servers and PowerEdge R740xd servers. For PowerEdge R840 servers, NVMe is supported only on VxFlex hyperconverged nodes.
  • Low provisioning complexity with simple-to-use functionality
  • Flexible and variable configuration options
  • Horizontal scaling by adding, moving, and deleting VxFlex nodes on-the-fly to extend direct attached storage (DAS) capacity exponentially
  • Step-sized building blocks for future data center environments
  • Preconfigured, preloaded, pretested, and fully optimized IT stack, which is delivered as a fully assembled and supported system
  • Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) boot mode

Other VxFlex integrated rack feature options include:

  • CloudLink software-based Data at Rest Encryption (D@RE) for VxFlex OS Storage Data Servers (SDS)
  • Support for more than 500 VxFlex nodes

The following figure is a high-level view of the physical VxFlex integrated rack. This is not specific to a particular system, but is a generic representation.