Installation The VxBlock Central Installation Guide guides you through the installation. Installation tasks The following tables describe high-level tasks to install VxBlock Central and the estimated time required to complete the task. Install VxBlock Central Base Task Estimated time Pre-installation tasks Verify system requirements 5 minutes Download OVA files for Core VM, MSM VM, and MSP VM 10 to 12 minutes for each OVA (sized around 2-3 GB) Installation tasks Install and configure Core VM 10 to 15 minutes Install and configure MSM VM 10 to 15 minutes Install and configure MSP VM for RCM content prepositioning feature (optional) 10 to 15 minutes Post-installation tasks Accept the end user license agreement 5 to 10 minutes Configure Isilon and cabinet components (optional) 5 minutes Configure components to send traps 5 minutes for each component Access VxBlock Central dashboard 5 minutes Add and configure system and components in VxBlock Central 40 to 50 minutes Configure Secure Remote Services in VxBlock Central 10 to 15 minutes Upload and install the latest compliance content 5 to 10 minutes Tailor a RCM profile (optional) 5 minutes Install VxBlock Central Workflow Automation (if licensed) Follow the plug-in download and installation process to install the latest workflow package. Note: Workflow Automation is available on the VxBlock 1000, VxBlock 740, VxBlock 540, and VxBlock 350. Task Estimated time Pre-installation tasks Download VxBlock Central Orchestration Services plug-in and OVA 5 minutes Installation tasks Install and deploy VMware vRealize Orchestration (vRO) 5 to 10 minutes Install VxBlock Central Orchestration Services Plug-in 5 to 10 minutes Install VxBlock Central Orchestration Services XtremIO Plug-in (for XtremIO only) 5 to 10 minutes Deploy VxBlock Central Orchestration Services OVA 5 to 10 minutes Set up VxBlock Central Orchestration Services 5 to 10 minutes Post-installation tasks Launch VxBlock Central Workflow Automation 5 minutes Configure VxBlock Central Orchestration Services interfaces 5 minutes Configure VMware vRO workflows 10 minutes Configure credentials for VMware vRO workflows 10 minutes Install VxBlock Central Advanced Analytics (if licensed) Important: Advanced Analytics is installed at a customer site (if licensed). It is not installed during the logical build of the Converged System. You must complete the pre-installation and installation tasks to install and configure VMware vRealize Operations, which is required to access Advanced Analytics. Task Estimated time Pre-installation tasks Download VMware vRealize Operations adapter 1 minute (approximately) Installation tasks Install VMware vRealize Operations adapter 5 to 10 minutes Post-installation tasks Launch VxBlock Central Advanced Analytics 1 minute Configure the VMware vRealize Operations adapter 5 minutes Configure MSM VM with VMware vRealize Operations 5 minutes Add online help for VMware vRealize Operations Manager 3 minutes Installation Guide See the Dell EMC VxBlock™ Central 2.0 Installation Guide for detailed information.