Manage the AMPs

VxBlock Systems manage the AMPs that use their own resources to manage workflows.

VxBlock Systems manage the following AMP configurations:
  • AMP-3S
  • AMP-VX
  • AMP Central

AMP Central

AMP Central provides a consolidated management infrastructure to manage multiple VxBlock Systems in a data center. The stand-alone configuration is a dedicated cabinet for management switches and ToR switches. The integrated configuration is embedded within a VxBlock System cabinet and uses management switches and ToR switches that are included with the VxBlock System.

AMP Central contains a core set of workloads to manage VxBlock Systems. Management tools are installed and configured on the AMP Central.

AMP Central is provided with the following storage options:
  • NAS: Dell EMC Unity 300 Hybrid or Dell EMC Unity XT 380 Hybrid
  • SDS: VMware vSAN

See the Dell EMC AMP Central Product Guide for information about AMP Central.

AMP-3S

AMP-3S for single-system management support includes 2 to 16 Cisco UCS C220 M5 servers and a single fixed Dell EMC Unity 300 Hybrid or Unity XT 380 Hybrid storage array. AMP-3S uses Cisco ToR and management switches for network connectivity. AMP-3S supports a single VMware vCenter Server to provide a core set of workloads to manage the AMP and VxBlock System.

See the Dell EMC AMP-3S to AMP Central Conversion Guide to convert an AMP-3S M5.

AMP-VX

Manage multiple VxBlock Systems 1000 from a single, shared management platform using AMP-VX. Besides virtualization and compute components, AMP-VX contains a core set of management workloads to manage VxBlock 1000. Management tools are installed and configured on the AMP-VX. AMP-VX uses components and workloads to provide local management and management software to install and operate VxBlock 1000 components.

AMP-VX can rapidly adapt and respond to growing and changing management capabilities that Dell EMC supports.

See the Dell EMC AMP -VX Product Guide for information about AMP-VX.

VxBlock Central

The following table provides an overview of VxBlock Central support for the AMPs:
AMP VxBlock Central Base VxBlock Central Workflow Automation VxBlock Central Advanced Analytics
AMP-3S Yes Yes Yes
AMP-VX Yes Yes Yes
AMP Central Yes Yes Yes