Virtualization layer

VMware vSphere ESXi and VMware vCenter Server are the core components for the virtual infrastructure for AMP and VxBlock Systems 1000.

VMware vSphere 6.x

VMware vSphere 6.x includes a pair of VMware Platform Service Controller (PSC) Linux appliances to provide VMware Single Sign-on (SSO). VMware vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) is the default deployment model for VMware vCenter Server with VMware vSphere 6.7. VMware vCSA with Embedded VMware PSC is the default deployment model for VMware vCenter Server for VMware vSphere 6.5.

VMware vSphere 6.x supports external VMware PSC deployment. Upgrade to VMware vSphere 6.7 update 1 or VMware vSphere 6.5 update 2d to migrate external VMware PSCs to Embedded PSCs.

The hypervisors are deployed as a cluster to enable dynamic allocation of resources, such as CPU, memory, and storage. The cluster also provides workload mobility and flexibility through VMware vSphere vMotion and Storage vMotion technology.

VMware vSphere 7.0

During initial system build, AMP and VxBlock 1000 changes are integrated into the virtual infrastructure configuration to align with VMware best practices and use of VMware ecosystem products and solutions.

Updates to both of these VMware vSphere versions support Enhanced Linked Mode (ELM) in Embedded VMware PSCs, making external VMware PSCs no longer necessary.

Consult your Dell Technologies Sales Engineer for more information.