So, EMC released the NFS plugin for VMWare to support storage administration tasks on Celerra from the VI Client a while back, which was very cool and had some very impressive features.. but what about the Traditional SAN man ?!
Well, yesterday EMC announced a VMWare plugin for Clariion..
The EMC CLARiiON Plug-in for VMware simplifies storage administration between the VMware Virtual Center Server and CLARiiON storage systems. It offers end-to-end management of storage related tasks including provisioning of datastores, provisioning of raw device mapping (RDM) devices, and array-based virtual machine replication.
New Feature Summary
The EMC CLARiiON Plug-in for VMware allows you to perform the following specific tasks directly from the VMware vSphere client:
You can provision new datastores (VMFS volumes) or raw device mapping (RDM) volumes
Delete existing datastores backed by CLARiiON CX4 storage
Creation of virtual machine replicas using array-based replication services
The plug-in also gives you the option to publish the replicated virtual machines to a View Manager.
· EMC CLARiiON Plug-in for VMware is customer-installable.
· EMC CLARiiON Plug-in for VMware requires CX4 storage systems running Release 29 FLARE.
Thats all I have at the minute, but will be picking the brain of the EMC bods as I go to get some more info.
Very usefull feature though !!