Dell EMC VxFlex Ready Node Operating System Installation and Configuration Guide for ESXi This guide explains how to install the operating system and perform system configurations such as network connectivity and ports, on VxFlex Ready Node servers. Use this guide after installing a new or replacement VxFlex Ready Node server at the customer site, before deploying the system. Perform the procedures in this guide in the order they are presented. NOTE: Starting with v3.5, Dell EMC VxFlex OS is now marketed under the name Dell EMCPowerFlex. All software and technical aspects described in this document apply equally, regardless of how the product is branded. Child Topics Supported operating systems and requirements The following is a list of supported operating systems and additional requirements for this version of PowerFlex on VxFlex Ready Node servers. PowerFlex packages Download the PowerFlex complete software ZIP file and extract the folders for your operating system. Hardware and operating systems PowerFlex component requirements Components and servers in the PowerFlex system must meet the following requirements: General prerequisites Before you start the procedures in this guide, ensure that the server and installation environment meet the following additional general prerequisites: Supported hardware configurations Supported hardware configurations are listed in the EMC Simple Support Matrix (ESSM) for your software version. Additional equipment and network resource requirements Ensure that you have the following equipment and network resources and available before installing VxFlex Ready Node servers.