What is CMC for FX?
The Dell PowerEdge FX architecture lets you precisely tailor, quickly deploy, and easily manage your infrastructure. With compute, storage and I/O modules in just 2U of rack space and 50% more available server-side storage, you can build a software-defined converged infrastructure that scales quickly and easily. In order to manage this platform, Dell is using its proven Chassis Management Controller (CMC) to manage the overall platform as well as its servers, networking components, and storage devices. With its familiar, easy-to-learn and use interface, Dell CMC lets you choose and use the system management style that best fits your needs. Manage FX servers individually via each embedded iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller as you would with traditional rack servers to integrate easily into server-level processes. Or manage FX servers collectively as you might already do with blade servers, using the Dell Chassis Management Controller (CMC) to manage FX. Either way, you can view and manage up to 20 separate FX systems from a single CMC management console for simplified collective management. As is the case with VRTX, Dell provides licensing choices for either comprehensive Enterprise or entry-level Express CMC options, whichever best suits a customer's needs.
9 DEC 2014 (v1.10)
Dell Chassis Management Controller Version 2.0 for PowerEdge FX2/FX2s User's Guide