PowerEdge VRTX is a new modular infrastructure targeted for Remote Office/Back Office (ROBO) installations. PowerEdge VRTX combines existing blade servers (M620 and M520) with new Mezzanine bridge cards, I/O and shared Storage infrastructure. It supports up to four blade servers (half-height). With an updated version of PowerEdge VRTX release, we support M820 blade as well. PowerEdge VRTX also includes an IO module slot, a front LCD panel for convenient chassis management, and a KVM port that can be assigned to a server, a DVD drive that can be assigned to a server, redundant power supply units, and fans.

 For detailed information on PowerEdge VRTX platform architecture, features, and capabilities, refer to Dell website. VRTX is the first shared IT solution designed specifically for remote and small office environments, with enterprise-class capabilities in a desk-side, space-saving design. It combines servers, shared storage, IO in the form of PCIe slots and networking into a 5U tower (rackable) chassis that is suitable for the small and remote offices it is specifically designed to operate in.

New, enhanced capabilities for PowerEdge VRTX provides Next-level data protection for Shared Storage available in VRTX chassis by enabling Optional redundant Shared PowerEdge RAID Controller’s (SPERC) which provides fault tolerant for Shared PERC8 controllers failover in seamless transition thereby customers doesn’t see IO interrupt to Shared Storage. Either of the two Shared PERC 8 controllers can access the storage subsystem.  Refer to PowerEdge VRTX Shared PERC 8 user guide to understand more on the features.  The CMC window as depicted below indicates the shared PERC controllers. 

The white paper detailing some of the configuration and supported ESXi versions is uploaded here