VMware NSX-T Data Center management cluster The management cluster consists of the management and control planes for VMware NSX-T Data Center. The VMware NSX-T Data Center manager appliance handles both management plane and control plane functions. Child TopicsAMP cluster componentsThe VMware NSX-T Data Center management appliance cluster on AMP-VX, AMP-3S, or AMP Central consists of a unified manager appliance cluster that performs management and control plane functions. Three unified appliances ensure high availability for the control plane. The deployment process assigns a virtual IP address to the cluster to ensure ease of access to the VMware NSX-T Data Center HTML5 user interface. AMP cluster specifications Compare the cluster specifications for VMware NSX-T Data Center versions 2.5 and 3.0. AMP hardware requirementsVxBlock Systems support VMware NSX-T Data Center virtual networking with AMP-VX, AMP-3S, or AMP Central with a minimum of four servers. VMware vSphere AMP cluster requirementsThe management cluster requires VMware HA and VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) for two reasons. The first is to provide VM protection against a VMware ESXi host failure. The second is to balance VM workloads in the cluster. AMP custom resource pool requirementsThe VMware NSX-T Data Center management cluster does not require custom resource pools. However, for heavy workloads, create memory reservations for the VMware NSX-T Data Center manager. Configure the AMP with sufficient resources so that there is no competition for resources among the workloads running on the VMware NSX-T Data Center manager appliance. AMP storage requirementsThe management cluster does not require a specific disk layout other than the standard disk layout of the AMP-VX, AMP-3S, or AMP-Central. AMP networking requirementsThere are no special network requirements for the AMP-VX, AMP-3S, or AMP Central. The VMware NSX-T Data Center management traffic, control plane traffic, and VMware ESXi management traffic share the same network segment to improve performance. A network latency value of less than 10 milliseconds is required between the VMware NSX-T Data Center manager appliances. All AMPs meet or exceed this requirement.