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
Configure Isilon and cabinet components (optional) 5 minutes
Configure components to send traps 5 minutes for each component
Access the 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 an RCM profile (optional) 5 minutes
Reset end user license agreement (optional) 2 to 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 System 1000
  • VxBlock System 740 and Vblock System 740
  • VxBlock System 540 and Vblock System 540
  • VxBlock System 350 and Vblock System 350
Task Estimated time
Pre-installation tasks
Download VxBlock Central Workflow Automation plug-in and Orchestration Services OVA 5 minutes
Installation tasks
Install and deploy VMware vRealize Orchestration (vRO) 5 to 10 minutes
Install the VxBlock Central Workflow Automation plug-in 5 to 10 minutes
Install the XtremIO plug-in for vRealize Orchestrator 5 to 10 minutes
Deploy VxBlock Central Orchestration Services OVA 5 to 10 minutes
Configure 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 the 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 the 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 2.1 Installation Guide for detailed information.