Nexsan Integration with VMware vSphere

Nexsan offers a free Nexsan RAID Storage UI plugin which allows IT admins to manage Nexsan’s High Density Storage products in their data center within vSphere, the leading virtualization management solution from VMware. Nexsan RAID Storage UI plugin fully integrates with VMware vCenter to provide end-to-end lifecycle management for virtual machines (VMs) in VMware environments that use Nexsan E-Series or BEAST storage systems.

Nexsan RAID Storage UI plugin leverages Nexsan’s custom management software to deliver comprehensive, centralized management of Nexsan storage environments in SAN-based VMware virtual server and desktop infrastructures, greatly simplifying virtualized storage management, and delivering excellent performance from virtualized storage environments.

This vCenter Server plug-in from Nexsan enables a wide range of integration and extension scenarios using Nexsan E-Series’ and BEAST’s own product-specific menu selections, views, tabs, and toolbar icons to gain access to external, web-based functions. For example, with Nexsan RAID Storage UI plugin you can:

  • View relationships between vSphere hosts and datastores and Nexsan systems and volumes
  • Access real time reporting of Nexsan system health, warnings, and performance
  • View Nexsan event logs and system settings within the vSphere UI
  • Provision new storage directly into managed VMware infrastructure
  • Manage storage systems, physical disks, volumes and datastores

Nexsan RAID Storage UI plugin supports E18V(T), E48V(T), E60V(T), E18P, E48P, E60P and BEAST products.

Nexsan RAID Storage UI plugin requires vCenter Server / VCSA 6.0 (vSphere Web Client [Flash]) or vCenter Server / VCSA 6.5 (vSphere Web Client [HTML5 recommended or Flash])

Download the vCenter Plugin.

–Grahame Morrison, Director of Product Management