Dell EMC VxFlex OS is a software solution that uses existing server storage in application servers to create a server-based storage area network (SAN). This software-defined storage environment gives all member servers access to all unused storage in the environment, regardless of which server the storage is on. VxFlex OS combines different types of storage (hard disk drives, solid-state disks and Peripheral Component Interconnect Express [PCIe] flash cards) to create shared block storage. VxFlex OS is hardware-agnostic and supports physical and/or virtual application servers. By not requiring an FC fabric to connect the servers and storage, VxFlex OS reduces the cost and complexity of a traditional FC SAN.

This document supplements existing VxFlex OS documentation. It provides details on how to implement a VxFlex OS solution using Dell EMC switches with OS10 Enterprise Edition.