Dell EMC AMP Central Product Guide

This guide describes the high-level design, including the hardware and software components of the AMP Central management solution. AMP Centralfor multisystem management can be integrated into a VxBlock System 1000 cabinet or provided as stand-alone configuration to manage multiple VxBlock Systems in a data center. AMP Central for single system management (formerly known as AMP-3S) is integrated into a VxBlock System 1000 cabinet for managing a single VxBlock System.

Management

AMP Central uses core, Dell Technologies optional, and ecosystem workloads to provide system management for one or more VxBlock Systems. AMP Central monitors health, provides fault domain isolation, and manages performance and capacity.

AMP Central for multisystem management supports the following systems:
  • VxBlock System 1000
  • VxBlock System 740
  • VxBlock System 540
  • VxBlock System 350
  • VxBlock System 340

AMP Central for single system management supports the VxBlock System 1000.

Storage

AMP Central for single system management and multisystem management is offered with the following storage solutions:
  • iSCSI shared storage:
    • Dell EMC Unity XT 380
    • Dell EMC Unity 300
  • Software defined storage (SDS) with VMware vSAN (AMP Central for multisystem management only).

Virtualization

AMP Central for single system management and multisystem management supports the following versions of VMware vSphere:
  • VMware vSphere 6.5
  • VMware vSphere 6.7
  • VMware vSphere 7.0
In this document, VMware vSphere 6.x represents VMware vSphere 6.5 and 6.7. AMP Central with a medium or large VMware vSAN configuration provides support for a VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) management domain deployment. See the Dell EMC VxBlock System 1000 with VMware Cloud Foundation Architecture Overview for additional information.

Audience

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:
  • Dell Technologies storage, Cisco compute and networking, and VMware virtualization technologies
  • AMP Central and VxBlock System concepts and terminology

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