Installation The VxBlock Central Installation Guide guides you through the installation. Installation tasks The tables in the following sections describe high-level tasks to install VxBlock Central and the estimated time required to complete those tasks. Install VxBlock Central Base The following table provides the high-level tasks to install VxBlock Central. Task Estimated time Migration tasks applicable to only VxBlock Central Version 4.0 These rows only apply for a reinstall on an existing system. Manually back up existing configuration settings, Alerts, RCM, Inventory, and Roles information 60 minutes Migrate existing system configuration file 2 minutes Take a snapshot of the VMs 2 minutes per VM Pre-installation tasks Verify system requirements 5 minutes Download OVA files for Core VM, MSM VM, and MSP VM 10 to 12 minutes for each OVA (sized around 2-3 GB) Installation tasks Install and configure Core VM 10 to 15 minutes Install and configure MSM VM 10 to 15 minutes Install and configure MSP VM for RCM content prepositioning feature (optional) 10 to 15 minutes Set up Core VM, validation, discovery and attach to MSM VM 2 to 3 hours Configure Isilon and cabinet components (optional) 5 minutes Configure XtremIO X2 for syslog (optional) 10 to 15 minutes Configure components to send traps 5 minutes for each component Ensure Cisco Discovery Protocol is enabled on Cisco MDS and Nexus Switches 10 to 15 minutes Access the VxBlock Central dashboard 5 minutes Add and configure system and components in VxBlock Central 50 to 70 minutes Add decrypted system configuration file through the Discovery tab in VxBlock Central (This is an optional task for VxBlock Central Version 4.0 reinstall.) 5 minutes Input configuration settings and information recorded before running the migration file. (This is an optional task for VxBlock Central Version 4.0 reinstall.) 2 to 3 hours Configure Secure Remote Services in VxBlock Central 10 to 15 minutes Upload and install the latest compliance content 5 to 10 minutes Tailor an RCM profile (optional) 5 minutes Reset end user license agreement (optional) 2 to 5 minutes Configure VxBlock Central Lifecycle Management 30 minutes Install VxBlock Central Workflow Automation Follow the plug-in download and installation process to install the latest workflow package. NOTE: Workflow Automation is available on the: VxBlock System 1000 VxBlock System 740 and Vblock System 740 VxBlock System 540 and Vblock System 540 VxBlock System 350 and Vblock System 350 Task Estimated time Pre-installation tasks Download VxBlock Central Workflow Automation plug-in and Orchestration Services OVA 5 minutes Installation tasks Install and deploy VMware vRO 5 to 10 minutes Install the VxBlock Central Workflow Automation plug-in 5 to 10 minutes Install the XtremIO plug-in for vRealize Orchestrator 5 to 10 minutes Deploy VxBlock Central Orchestration Services OVA 5 to 10 minutes Configure VxBlock Central Orchestration Services 5 to 10 minutes Post-installation tasks Launch VxBlock Central Workflow Automation 5 minutes Configure VxBlock Central Orchestration Services interfaces 5 minutes Configure VMware vRO workflows 10 minutes Configure credentials for VMware vRO workflows 10 minutes Install VxBlock Central Analytics IMPORTANT: Analytics is installed at a customer site. It is not installed during the logical build of the Converged System. You must complete the pre-installation and installation tasks to install and configure VMware vRealize Operations, which is required to access Analytics. Task Estimated time Pre-installation tasks Download VMware vRealize Operations adapter 1 minute (approximately) Installation tasks Install the VMware vRealize Operations adapter 5 to 10 minutes Post-installation tasks Launch VxBlock Central Analytics 1 minute Configure the VMware vRealize Operations adapter 5 minutes Configure the MSM VM with VMware vRealize Operations 5 minutes Add online help for VMware vRealize Operations Manager 3 minutes Installation Guide See the latest Dell EMC VxBlock Central Installation Guide for detailed information.