VMware Integration

VMware vSphere system administrators can harness and control the complementary services of the SANsymphony-V software without leaving their familiar vCenter Server console. Close integration between DataCore’s storage hypervisor and VMware’s server hypervisor ensures a coordinated approach to realizing fully virtualized environments. You may initiate, schedule and monitor key DataCore storage provisioning and data protection services (snapshot) directly from the vSphere Client.

Furthermore, VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) leverages the SANsymphony-V SRA to replicate virtual machines and associated virtual disks between remote locations, making it possible to realize fully automated site recovery and cross-site migrations.

From a performance standpoint, SANsymphony-V responds to vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) to offload hosts and SAN from low-level storage operations best performed externally in the storage virtualization layer.

Extensive integration with vCenter is also available directly from the SANsymphony-V management console. It communicates directly with vCenter Servers to automatically register vSphere hosts, clusters, virtual machines (VMs), and datastores in the host pane. From there you can serve and unserve virtual disks, create VMFS datastores and set the desired path selection policies (round robin, most recently used, etc.). The SANsymphony-V GUI automatically updates when new hosts are added to vCenter.

DataCore SANsymphony-V offers a full integration suite which includes:

  • SANsymphony-V plug-in for VMware vCenter
  • VMware vCenter plug-in for SANsymphony-V
  • VMware SRM Storage Replication Adapter (SRA) 
  • VMware vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) support for:
    • Full copy
    • Block zeroing
    • Hardware-assisted locking functions
    • Space reclamation services

DataCore continues to track key VMware innovations and has committed to working with VMware on future technologies such as vSphere APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA), VVols, and others as they become available.

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