The proven and reliable MD Storage arrays complement many virtualization solutions. One of the key plug-ins available for the MD 32/36 storage arrays for VMware is the vCenter plug-in. This particular software enables storage system management and configuration avoiding having to flip back and forth from MD Storage Manger (array management software for MD storage arrays). It supports VMware ESX 3.5, 4.0 and 4.1 as well as multi-protocol environments (Fibre Channel or iSCSI).

Features

Automated ESX host configuration
Virtual machine datastore to LUN view – monitoring
Integrated storage system management
monitoring and configuration
Configuration of copy services
Integrated security


Benefits

Faster, safer configuration and monitoring
Single pane of glass array management
Lower OpEx – need for less training
Scales storage with growing numbers of virtual machines


To download the vCenter plug-in please see the below links.