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VxRack FLEX base system configuration

Enhance your enterprise-class workloads, such as data center virtualization and infrastructure-as-a-service, and deploy high-performance storage, based on Dell EMC ScaleIO. Extreme performance: Every node in the VxRack FLEX cluster is used to process I/O operations, making all I/O and throughput accessible to any application within the cluster. This massive I/O parallelism enables throughput and IOPS to scale in direct proportion to the number of nodes added, helping eliminate bottlenecks and improving cost/performance rates with growth. Integrated network fabric: Designed with industry best practices already applied, the VxRack FLEX eliminates restrictions and provides scale with superior performance. Best-in-class top of rack and spine switches provide 10GbE or 40GbE IP connectivity with the external network for superior performance. The 10GbE network switches eliminate bottlenecks that limit the scale of other hyper-converged infrastructure solutions and provide a path for future growth. Management: Dell EMC Vision software is the unified UI for the management of the VxRack FLEX system. It provides VxRack system administrators a direct and complete way to monitor, sustain and support the VxRack system. Customize your configuration: Quickly adapt your data center as your business needs change. Storage and compute resources can be increased or decreased whenever the need arises. As the nodes are added, VxRack FLEX automatically rebalances with zero downtime, practically eliminating capacity planning and migrations. Chose from three node options depending on workload and application demands:

  • Compute nodes, including flash, supplement workload processing
  • Storage nodes augment storage capacity and performance
  • Hybrid nodes simultaneously add processing and storage capacity and performance
Components Base system configuration
Compute Compute based on Dell EMC PowerEdge R630 or R730xd servers
Storage DAS storage attached to Dell EMC PowerEdge R630 or R730xd servers
Networking Cisco Nexus® switches
Server virtualization VMware® vSphere® 6.0 or higher, VMware ESXi™, VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus, VMware vCenter Server™
Storage Virtualization Dell EMC ScaleIO
Management infrastructure Dell EMC Vision Intelligent Operations for management
Environmental Intelligent Physical Infrastructure consisting of Cabinet 2.0—fully welded and dynamically load-rated, Smart Power Deliver Units (PDU), Hid Reader and Thermal Sensors

Performance Compute enclosures

Base configuration: 4 nodes with numerous configuration options

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VxRack FLEX Performance Compute enclosures

  • Leverages Dell EMC ScaleIO to virtualize the rack installed direct-attached storage into a shared network-based storage pool that is similar to SAN storage
  • Delivers a rack-scale turnkey, fully architected hyperconverged software-defined storage solution with integrated networking
  • Creates a flexible foundation for delivering IaaS at scale that can support a wide range of use cases (separately or in combination)
  • Makes it easy to achieve extreme scale — independently scale compute and storage to 1000+ nodes (bare-metal)

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Tech Specs
Components Base system configuration
Compute Compute based on Dell EMC PowerEdge R630 or R730xd servers
Storage DAS storage attached to Dell EMC PowerEdge R630 or R730xd servers
Networking Cisco Nexus switches
Server virtualization VMware vSphere 6.0 or higher, VMware ESXi, VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus, VMware vCenter Server
Storage Virtualization Dell EMC ScaleIO
Management infrastructure Dell EMC Vision Intelligent Operations for management
Environmental Intelligent physical infrastructure consisting of Cabinet 2.0—fully welded and dynamically load-rated, smart power distribution units, Human interface device readers and thermal sensors
VxRack FLEX Performance Compute specifications

Configurations

Performance high

Performance medium

Hybrid high

Hybrid medium

Chassis-# of node

2RU-4N

2RU-4N

2RU-4N

2RU-4N

Power supply

Dual 1600W platinum PSU AC

Dual 1600W platinum PSU AC

Dual 1600W platinum PSU AC

Dual 1600W platinum PSU AC

Processors per node

Dual Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3, 12c, 2.5GHz

Dual Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3, 12c, 2.5GHz

Dual Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3, 12c, 2.5GHz

Dual Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3, 10c, 2.3GHz

Chipset

Intel 610

Intel 610

Intel 610

Intel 610

DDR4 memory per node

512GB (16 x 32GB)

256GB (8 x 32GB)

256GB (8 x 32GB) or 512GB (16 x 32GB)

256GB (8 x 32GB) or 512GB (16 x 32GB)

Embedded NIC per node

Dual 1GbE ports + 1 10/100

Dual 1GbE ports + 1 10/100

Dual 1GbE ports + 1 10/100

Dual 1GbE ports + 1 10/100

RAID controller per node

1x LSI 3008

1x LSI 3008

1x LSI 3108 with Supercap and CacheCade SW

1x LSI 3108 with Supercap and CacheCade SW

SSDs per node

4.8TB (6 x 2.5" 800GB eMLC)

4.8TB (6 x 2.5" 800GB eMLC)

1 x 2.5" 400GB eMLC

1 x 2.5" 400GB eMLC

HDDs per node

NA

NA

6TB (5 x 2.5" 1.2TB 10K RPM)

6TB (5 x 2.5" 1.2TB 10K RPM)

SATADOM per node

32GB SLC

32GB SLC

32GB SLC

32GB SLC

10GbE port per node

4 x 10Gbps ports SFP+

4 x 10Gbps ports SFP+

4 x 10Gbps ports SFP+

4 x 10Gbps ports SFP+

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Capacity Compute and Capacity Storage enclosures

Base configuration: 4 nodes with numerous configuration options

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VxRack FLEX Capacity Compute and Capacity Storage enclosures

  • Leverages Dell EMC ScaleIO to virtualize the server’s direct-attached storage into a shared network-based storage pool that is similar to SAN storage
  • Delivers a rack-scale turnkey, fully architected hyperconverged software-defined storage solution with integrated networking
  • Creates a flexible foundation for delivering IaaS at scale that can support a wide range of use cases (separately or in combination)
  • Makes it easy to achieve extreme scale — independently scale compute and storage to 1000+ nodes (bare-metal)

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Capacity Compute Capacity Storage
Components Base system configuration
Compute Compute based on Dell EMC PowerEdge R630 or R730xd servers
Storage DAS storage attached to Dell EMC PowerEdge R630 or R730xd servers
Networking Cisco Nexus switches
Server virtualization VMware vSphere 6.0 or higher, VMware ESXi, VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus, VMware vCenter Server
Storage virtualization Dell EMC ScaleIO
Management infrastructure Dell EMC Vision Intelligent Operations for management
Environmental Intelligent Physical Infrastructure consisting of Cabinet 2.0—fully welded and dynamically load-rated, Smart Power Deliver Units (PDU), Hid Reader and Thermal Sensors
VxRack with FLEX Capacity Compute specifications

Configurations

Capacity cached high

Capacity cached medium

Capacity max HDD

Capacity mixed SSD/HDD

Chassis-# of node

2RU-1N

2RU-1N

2RU-1N

2RU-1N

Power supply

Dual 750W platinum PSU AC

Dual 750W platinum PSU AC

Dual 750W platinum PSU AC

Dual 750W platinum PSU AC

Processors per node

Dual Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3, 10c, 2.3GHz

Dual Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3, 10c, 2.3GHz

Dual Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3, 10c, 2.3GHz

Dual Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3, 10c, 2.3GHz

Chipset

Intel 610

Intel 610

Intel 610

Intel 610

DDR4 memory per node

256GB (8 x 32GB) or 512GB (16 x 32GB)

256GB (8 x 32GB) or 512GB (16 x 32GB)

256GB (8 x 32GB)

256GB (8 x 32GB)

Embedded NIC per node

Dual 1GbE ports + 1 10/100

Dual 1GbE ports + 1 10/100

Dual 1GbE ports + 1 10/100

Dual 1GbE ports + 1 10/100

RAID controller per node

1x LSI 3108 with Supercap and CacheCade SW

1x LSI 3108 with Supercap and CacheCade SW

1x LSI 3108 with Supercap and CacheCade SW

1x LSI 3108 with Supercap and CacheCade SW

SSDs per node

800GB (1 x 2.5" 400GB eMLC)

800GB (1 x 2.5" 400GB eMLC)

NA

4.8TB (6 x 2.5" 800GB eMLC)

HDDs per node

27.2TB (22 x 2.5" 1.2TB 10K RPM)

27.2TB (22 x 2.5" 1.2TB 10K RPM)

28.8TB (24 x 2.5" 1.2TB 10K RPM)

26.4TB (18 x 2.5" 1.2TB 10K RPM)

SATADOM per node

32GB SLC

32GB SLC

32GB SLC

32GB SLC

10GbE port per node

4 x 10Gbps ports SFP+

4 x 10Gbps ports SFP+

4 x 10Gbps ports SFP+

4 x 10Gbps ports SFP+

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VxRack FLEX Capacity Storage specifications

Configurations

Storage capacity max

Storage mixed SSD/HDD

Storage cached

Chassis-# of node

2RU-1N

2RU-1N

2RU-1N

Power supply

Dual 750W platinum PSU AC

Dual 750W platinum PSU AC

Dual 750W platinum PSU AC

Processors per node

Single Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3, 10c, 2.3GHz

Single Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3, 10c, 2.3GHz

Single Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3, 10c, 2.3GHz

DDR4 memory per node

64GB (8 x 8GB)

64GB (8 x 8GB)

64GB (8 x 8GB)

Embedded NIC per node

Dual 1GbE ports + 1 10/100

Dual 1GbE ports + 1 10/100

Dual 1GbE ports + 1 10/100

RAID controller per node

1x LSI 3108

1x LSI 3108 with Supercap and CacheCade SW

1x LSI 3108 with Supercap and CacheCade SW

SSDs per node

NA

4.8TB (6 x 2.5" 800GB eMLC)

4.8TB (6 x 2.5" 800GB eMLC)

HDDs per node

28.8TB (24 x 2.5" 1.2TB 10K RPM)

26.4TB (18 x 2.5" 1.2TB 10K RPM)

27.2TB (22 x 2.5" 1.2TB 10K RPM)

SATADOM per node

32GB SLC

32GB SLC

32GB SLC

10GbE port per node

4 x 10Gbps ports SFP+

4 x 10Gbps ports SFP+

4 x 10Gbps ports SFP+

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