Dell EMC VxBlock™ System 1000 Architecture Overview

The VxBlock System 1000 provides business agility, data center efficiency, and operational simplicity in one fully integrated converged infrastructure. With VxBlock 1000, you can mix and share storage, compute, virtualization, and integrated data protection technologies.

Customization and expansion

The VxBlock 1000 provides:

  • A storage layer that includes multiarray support to fulfill both block and file storage needs.
  • A compute layer that includes Cisco UCS components.
  • A network layer that includes LAN and SAN using Cisco Nexus and Cisco MDS components.

You can increase performance and capacity with additional disks, arrays, switches and servers.


The VxBlock Central user interface provides multiple options to manage VxBlock Systems.

The following management platforms are supported on the VxBlock 1000:
  • AMP-3S
  • AMP Central for single system management
  • AMP Central for multisystem management
  • AMP-VX

VxBlock 1000 supports the following versions of VMware vSphere:

  • VMware vSphere 6.5
  • VMware vSphere 6.7
  • VMware vSphere 7.0

In this document, 6.x represents both VMware vSphere 6.5 and 6.7.


The target audience for this guide includes personnel responsible for managing the VxBlock 1000 and includes Dell Technologies Sales Engineers, field consultants, and advanced services specialists.

The document assumes that the audience is familiar with:

  • Storage, Cisco compute and networking, and VMware virtualization technologies
  • VxBlock System concepts and terminology

The Glossary provides terms, definitions, and acronyms related to VxBlock Systems.