IBM PureFlex System information

The IBM® PureFlex™ System offering combines storage, networking, virtualization, and management into a single infrastructure.

IBM PureFlex System
The IBM PureFlex System offerings are provided in several configurations and vary over time as technology and offerings are increased. Each configuration is composed of hardware and software options. Hardware includes compute nodes, management nodes, network, storage, and all necessary small form-factor pluggable (SFP) devices and cables that are installed before delivery. Software includes management software, operating systems, and virtualization software. Optionally, IBM onsite services to provide initial configuration. In addition, all Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and converged networking switches are pre-configured from the factory, along with zoning of storage to your first IBM Storwize® V7000 controller. The following list shows configurations that are available.
Each system consists of System x® compute nodes, Power Systems™ compute nodes, IBM Storwize V7000, or IBM Flex System V7000 storage or a combination of these types. If you have both System x and Power Systems compute nodes, it is known as a hybrid configuration. The bundled, onsite services provide some initial compute node configuration and might differ for System x compute nodes and Power Systems compute nodes. A client-specified primary POWER® node is pre-configured with a PowerVM® and one or two VIOSes to allow virtual server configuration by IBM services personnel. A client-specified primary x86 node might contain a USB key that contains VMware ESXi. Services also include skills transfer to the client personnel.
Note: Initial IBM PureFlex System configuration is done by IBM services and is included with your purchase. To ensure configuration success, the default shipped configuration must not be changed until these services are completed by IBM.