Verify system requirements

System, software, and license requirements indicate the minimum required support for the VMs.

The following table provides memory requirements, vCPUs, disk size, and license information:
Components Memory requirements (GB) vCPUs Disk size (GB) Version License requirements
Core VM 8 2 200 1.5.0 Base
MSM VM 12 4 250 1.5.0 Base
MSP VM (optional) 1 2 350 1.5.0 Base
VxBlock Central Orchestration Services VM 4 2 100 1.5.0 Workflow Automation
VxBlock Central Orchestration Workflows plug-in N/A N/A N/A 1.5.0 Workflow Automation
VMware vRO (vRealize Orchestrator) 6 2 17 7.3, 7.5, and 7.6 Included with VMware vSphere license
VxBlock Central Operations Management Pack N/A N/A N/A 1.5.0 Advanced Analytics
VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) Follow VMware guidelines. N/A N/A 6.6 and above Separate VMware vROps license required

Storage requirements

Install Core VM, MSM VM, and MSP VMs on AMP-2S with VNXe storage or AMP-3S with Dell EMC Unity storage or AMP-VX with vSAN storage.

Install VxBlock Central Orchestration Services VM on AMP-3S with Dell EMC Unity storage or AMP-VX with vSAN storage.

Hardware requirements

Consider the following when deploying VxBlock Central:

  • RAM size on the AMP must be greater than or equal to 128 GB. If the RAM is less than 128 GB, upgrade the AMP to a minimum of 128 GB of RAM. Contact Dell EMC Support for assistance when upgrading the AMP.
  • Use the NFS mount from the storage array for the MSP VM, where available.
  • For the AMPs, VNXe3100 and VNXe3150, use the local storage capacity. You can add storage (see Cisco documentation) but doing so might add downtime.