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    VCE Vision Intelligent OperationsVersion 2.6Technical Overview

    Document revision 2.0

    April 2015

  • Revision history

    Date Document revision Description of changes

    April 2015 2.0 Updated to include the RCM Content Pre-positioning feature.

    December 2014 1.0 New release of the product.

    VCE Vision Intelligent Operations Version 2.6 Technical Overview Revision history

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  • Contents

    Introduction.................................................................................................................................................4

    Accessing VCE documentation.................................................................................................................5

    VCE Vision Intelligent Operations..........................................................................................................6Introduction to VCE Vision software.......................................................................................................6Products and features............................................................................................................................ 6Architecture............................................................................................................................................ 9

    VCE Vision System Library......................................................................................................................10Introduction to System Library..............................................................................................................10Discovery..............................................................................................................................................11Identification......................................................................................................................................... 12Health monitoring................................................................................................................................. 12Logging and events.............................................................................................................................. 13Configuration backup and recovery......................................................................................................14

    VCE Vision Plug-in for vCenter............................................................................................................... 17Plug-in for vCenter overview................................................................................................................ 17

    VCE Vision software and Vblock System Compliance..........................................................................18Compliance Checker............................................................................................................................ 18Compliance Policy Designer................................................................................................................ 19

    RCM Content Pre-positioning..................................................................................................................20RCM Content Pre-positioning...............................................................................................................20

    VCE Vision Adapter for vCenter Operations Manager.......................................................................... 22Adapter for vCenter Operations Manager............................................................................................ 22Adapter for vCenter Operations Manager dashboards........................................................................ 22

    Application Programming Interfaces......................................................................................................24API for System Library......................................................................................................................... 24API for Compliance Checker................................................................................................................ 24API for Vision Security..........................................................................................................................24

    SNMP Integration......................................................................................................................................26SNMP with VCE Vision software..........................................................................................................26

    Software Development Kit....................................................................................................................... 27SDK for VCE Vision software............................................................................................................... 27

    Contents VCE Vision Intelligent Operations Version 2.6 Technical Overview

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  • IntroductionThis document provides a high-level technical overview of the VCE Vision Intelligent Operationssoftware.

    The target audience for this document includes customers, VCE vArchitects, and VCE partners.

    The VCE Glossary provides terms, definitions, and acronyms that are related to the Vblock System.

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  • VCE Vision Intelligent Operations

    Introduction to VCE Vision softwareThe VCE Vision software suite provides an integrated set of software products for managing a datacenter. VCE Vision software is the first software suite to provide an intelligent solution for managingoperations in a converged infrastructure environment. These tools enable and simplify convergedoperations by dynamically providing a high level of intelligence into your existing management toolset.

    VCE Vision software enables VCE customers and third-party consumers to know that the Vblock Systemexists, where it is located, and what components it contains. It reports on the health or operating status ofthe Vblock System. VCE Vision software also lets you rapidly verify that a Vblock System is running thecurrently supported software or firmware for a particular Release Certification Matrix (RCM). Additionally,you can use VCE Vision software to ensure your Vblock System complies with VCE security bestpractices.

    VCE Vision software effectively acts as a mediation layer between your system and the managementtools you use now. The software allows for intelligent discovery by providing a continuous, near real-timeperspective of your compute, network, storage, and virtualization resources as a single object, ensuringthat your management tools reflect the most current state of your Vblock System.

    VCE Vision software provides the Vblock System information natively through VMware vCenter Serverand vCenter Operations Manager. You can also consume information about a Vblock System through apublic REST API or SNMP interface.

    Products and featuresVCE Vision software is a suite of products that provide a robust feature set for your data center.

    VCE Vision software includes the following products:

    VCE Vision System Library

    VCE Vision Plug-in for vCenter

    VCE Vision Adapter for vCenter Operations Manager

    VCE Vision Compliance Checker

    VCE Vision API for Compliance Checker

    VCE Vision API for Vision Security

    VCE Vision SDK

    VCE Vision software provides the following features:

    Discovery

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  • Allows you to manage your Vblock System components based on their most current state by:

    Performing an initial discovery in the factory to identify the Vblock System as it was built.

    Building a comprehensive Vblock System model including the management infrastructure.

    Discovering both logical and physical components of the Vblock System and updatingmanagement tools in near real time.

    Performing periodic rediscovery during operation ensuring an up-to-date representation ofthe Vblock System.

    Performing regular backups of the Vblock System component configuration files to allow fordisaster recovery.

    Identification

    Provides a converged, single system view of each Vblock System by:

    Presenting a unique identity for each Vblock System.

    Providing system-specific information, such as the serial number, model, and location.

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