VxBlock Systems use AMP Central, AMP-VX, or AMP-3S to manage local and production workloads without exhausting system resources.
The following table provides an overview of VxBlock Central support for the AMPs:
VxBlock Central Base
VxBlock Central Workflow Automation
VxBlock Central Advanced Analytics
See the Dell EMC AMP Central Production Guide for more information about AMP Central.
The AMP supports management software to install and operate components within VxBlock Systems 1000.
The following table provides an overview of the AMP hardware components:
For VMware vSphere 6.7:
For VMware vSphere 6.5:
Provides a limited configuration for scaling using Cisco UCS C220 servers and extra storage expansion capacity
4 to 8 PowerEdge R640 servers
4 server configuration supports the core management workload for the AMP-VX and two VxBlock Systems. Servers can be added to manage multiple VxBlock Systems.
4 to 16 Cisco UCS C220 M5 servers
Provides a limited configuration for scaling using Cisco UCS C220 M5 servers and extra storage expansion capacity
*AMP-3S M4 or M5 supports the VxBlock Central Base option with two servers. VxBlock Central Workflow Automation and VxBlock Central Advanced Analytics options require a minimum of three AMP-3S servers.
**AMP-3S deployed using Cisco UCS C220 M4 servers can be expanded with Cisco UCS C220 M5 servers using VMware EVC.
AMPs are delivered with specific installed software components dependent on the selected Release Certification Matrix (RCM).
The following software components are installed dependent on the selected RCM:
VMware vSphere 6.x provides network connectivity and server assignments on Cisco UCS C220 M5 servers for VxBlock Systems.
The following figure shows network connectivity on Cisco UCS C220 M5 servers with VMware vSphere 6.7:
The following figure shows VM placement with three AMP-3S servers:
VLANs 101, 205, and 115 support an extra Element Manager VM for Integrated Data Protection. Deploy both Element Manager VMs on different C220 M5 servers.
AMP Central uses VMware VDS with the network input output configuration (NIOC) instead of VMware vSphere standard switches.
The following figure shows the VM placement for four Cisco UCS C220 M5 servers:
*Embedded VMware PSC
VLANs 101, 205 and 115 support an extra element manager VM for data protection. Deploy element manager VMs on different Cisco UCS C220 M5 servers.