AMP hardware requirements

VxBlock Systems support VMware NSX-T Data Center virtual networking with AMP-VX, AMP-3S, or AMP Central with a minimum of four servers.

When sizing the solution, ensure that the total AMP workload is compatible with the number of nodes being ordered. In some cases, four AMP nodes may not be able to handle the added workload for the VMware NSX-T Data Center management cluster. In this case, more nodes must be ordered. Ensure that there is sufficient storage available for the VMware NSX-T Data Center manager VMs. If necessary, upgrade the Dell EMC Unity or Dell EMC Unity XT storage array in the AMP to the larger option. No special cabling is required.

The following figure shows the layout of the VMware NSX-T Data Center manager cluster that is installed across a four-node AMP cluster:

The configuration requires at least one AMP node in the cluster that does not host a VMware NSX-T Data Center manager appliance under normal operation. This requirement ensures capacity to perform maintenance on the AMP cluster without degrading the VMware NSX-T Data Center manager appliance cluster.