VMware vCenter Server 6.x is deployed on the VMware vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) to manage hypervisors and VMs. VMware vCenter Update Manager (VUM) is fully integrated with the VMware vCSA and assists with host patch management.
VMware vSphere 6.7 deployments
In an external deployment, AMP Central or AMP-VX and the VxBlock System 1000 each have a VMware vCSA instance with a pair of VMware Platform Service Controllers (PSCs). In an embedded VMware PSC deployment, AMP Central or AMP-VX and the VxBlock System 1000 have only the VMware vCSA.
VMware vSphere 6.5 deployments
In a regular deployment, AMP Central or AMP-VX and the VxBlock System 1000 each have a VMware vCSA instance with a pair of VMware Platform Service Controllers (PSCs). VMware PSCs are optional.
The AMP Central or AMP-VX hosts the VMware vCenter Server and the VxBlock System VMware vCenter Server instances.
AMP-3S supports a single VMware vCSA to manage the local AMP resources and the platform workload resources. AMP Central has a dedicated VMware vCSA to manage local AMP resources and has an extra VMware vCSA or VMware vCSAs to manage platform workload resources.
The VMware vCenter Server provides AMP-VX, AMP Central, or AMP-3S the ability to:
VxBlock System administrators can create and apply the following alarms to all managed objects in VMware vCenter Server:
The VMware vCSA uses the embedded PostgreSQL database. The VMware VUM and the VMware vCSA share the same PostgreSQL database server, but use separate PostgreSQL database instances.
The VxBlock System supports the VMware Single Sign-On (SSO) to integrate the following multiple identity sources:
VMware vSphere 6.7 includes a pair of VMware PSC Linux appliances to provide the VMware SSO. VMware vCenter Server, Inventory, Web Client, SSO, Core Dump Collector, and VMware VUM run as separate services. Each service can be configured to use a dedicated service account depending on the security and directory services requirements.
VMware vCenter Server features
Dell EMC supports the following VMware vCenter Server features:
VMware vSphere 6.x enables support of the following other VMware vCenter Server features:
All engineered guidance and procedures for VMware vCenter HA assume four hosts.