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 XtremIO X2 for syslog (optional) 10 to 15 minutes Configure components to send traps 5 minutes for each component Ensure Cisco Discovery Protocol is enabled on Cisco MDS and Nexus Switches 10 to 15 minutes Access the VxBlock Central dashboard 5 minutes Add and configure system and components in VxBlock Central 50 to 70 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 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 Analytics (if licensed) IMPORTANT: 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 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 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 Launch VxBlock Central Life Cycle Management (if licensed) IMPORTANT: You can launch Life Cycle Management from VxBlock Central (if licensed). Life Cycle Management enables you to monitor and analyze detailed inventory data of Converged System components. It takes an estimate of 1 minute to launch Life Cycle Management in VxBlock Central. Installation Guide See the latest Dell EMC VxBlock Central Installation Guide for detailed information.