This reference architecture document describes the Dell Hybrid Cloud Platform Reference Architecture with VMware. This reference architecture is a Cloud Blueprint solution, which integrates the best of Dell and VMware products and, with Active System Manager’s integration to both vCenter and vRealize, creates a fully featured, deeply automated, and highly optimized private and hybrid cloud platform with end-to-end automation capabilities from the physical to the virtual to the cloud.

The reference architecture is based on the Dell PowerEdge FX2 converged system; the latest Dell LAN, SAN, and storage technology; VMware vSphere and vCenter Server 6.0; vRealize Automation and vRealize Orchestrator; and Dell Active System Manager as an overall unified management and automation framework.

This is an update as of April 2016 of the original reference architecture document dated October 2015.