VM DataCenter 2.0 simplifies the management of the storage for virtualized environments, and specifically VMware's ESX and Citrix's Xen server.
This optional module integrates seamlessly into the NexentaStor web GUI, and provides a single point of control to manage all storage related aspects of virtualized servers.
Approximately 40% of NexentaStor users report that they are using NexentaStor either behind VMware's ESX server or Xen server.
Many of these users complained that it is quite complex to keep track of the many to many relationships between storage, backup applications, VM servers, file systems, and VM data stores. This plug-in dramatically simplifies the administration of those relationships.
The optional VM DataCenter module makes it simple for storage administrators to leverage the full power of NexentaStor's replication and other capabilities while also enabling them to perform common VM management tasks from the same interface.
You can use management console 'show' command to view already installed plugins, and plugins that can be installed:
Or, you can view, install and uninstall the NexentaStor extension modules using appliance's web GUI, as shown below:
Confirming the action:
VM DataCenter 2.0 successfully installed:
Please see some of the VM DataCenter 2.0 screenshots below.
Virtual Machines and VM storage
VM storage: attributes, snapshots, clones
VM DataCenter Dashboard: Xen and ESX virtualization platforms (VHosts)
VM DataCenter: Virtual Machine summary information
VM DataCenter: VMotion