Getting to Know VxFlex OS

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Previous versions of Dell EMCVxFlex OS were marketed under the name Dell EMC ScaleIO.

Similarly, previous versions of Dell EMCVxFlex Ready Node were marketed under the name Dell EMC ScaleIO Ready Node.

References to the old names in the product, documentation, or software, etc. will change over time.
Note:Software and technical aspects apply equally, regardless of the branding of the product.

Related documentation

The release notes for your version includes the latest information for your product.

The following Dell EMC publication sets provide information about your VxFlex OS or VxFlex Ready Node product:

  • VxFlex OS software (downloadable as VxFlex OS Software <version> Documentation set)
  • VxFlex Ready Node with AMS (downloadable as VxFlex Ready Node with AMS Documentation set)
  • VxFlex Ready Node no AMS (downloadable as VxFlex Ready Node no AMS Documentation set)
  • VxRack Node 100 Series (downloadable as VxRack Node 100 Series Documentation set)

You can download the release notes, the document sets, and other related documentation from Dell EMC Online Support.

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