VMware NSX management cluster The VMware NSX management cluster differs between AMP-VX and AMP-3S. In AMP-3S, the management cluster consists of the management and control planes for VMware NSX. The VMware NSX manager handles the management plane and the VMware NSX controllers handle the control plane. In AMP-VX, the management cluster consists of the management plane and holds the NSX manager components and resides in the management VMware vCenter Server. Controllers reside in the edge cluster and the edge and compute clusters reside in the production VMware vCenter Server. Child TopicsManagement cluster componentsManagement cluster components differ between the AMP-VX and AMP-3S. Management cluster specifications Management cluster specifications are for the VMware NSX manager and VMware NSX controller. Management cluster hardware requirements VxBlock System 1000 support VMware NSX virtual networking with AMP-VX or AMP-3S with a minimum of three servers. No other AMP type is supported with VMware NSX. The VMware NSX manager and the three VMware NSX controllers are dedicated to a VMware vSphere ESXi host for redundancy and scalability. No special cabling is required. VMware vSphere supported versionsVMware NSX-V supports VMware vCenter and VMware ESXi versions 6.5, 6.7, and 7.0. The addition of VMware vSphere 7.0 requires VMware NSX-V version 6.4.8 or above. Customers that are upgrading to VMware vSphere 7.0 are required to upgrade their current version of VMware NSX-V to at least NSX-V 6.4.8 or the latest RCM level before upgrading to VMware vSphere 7. VMware vSphere cluster requirementsThe management cluster requires VMware High Availability (HA) and VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) to provide VM protection against a VMware vSphere ESXi host failure and to balance VM workloads in the cluster. Management cluster custom resource pool requirements The VMware NSX management cluster does not require custom resource pools. However, for heavy workloads, create memory reservations for the VMware NSX manager. Management cluster storage requirements The management cluster does not require a specific disk layout other than the standard disk layout of the AMP-VX or AMP-3S. Management cluster networking requirementsThe management cluster has no special network requirements for AMP-3S and AMP-VX.