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Integration points with vSphere

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Hi,

How to connect ViPR with vmware's vSphere appliance?

-Sachin

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Re: Integration points with vSphere

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Hi Sachin,

If what your asking in the above question is to do with discovering VCenter

You can use the vCenters tab (Admin > Physical Assets > vCenters) to add a vCenter to ViPR
which storage can be exported and mounted as a datastore.

For more information on adding a vCenter server to make provisioned volumes available to ESX hosts review the ViPR Installation and Configuration Guide page 40

For your second query above I assume in the post they are discussing VSI for VMWare vSphere Web Client 6.0: for ViPR Software-Defined Storage Only

Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI) 6.0 is an EMC developed plug-in that extends the vSphere Web Client. VSI 6.0 allows the VMware administrator to provision, monitor, and manage VMware vSphere datastores on EMC ViPR platform directly from vCenter, simplifying management of the virtualized environment. Using ViPR virtual storage pools, it provides storage provisioning for VMFS and NFS datastores, RDM support, datastore capacity utilization, and storage mapping. VSI 6.0 supplements the features already available in VSI 5.6, which works with the vSphere Client for Windows . Both plug-ins are available for download at no charge. VSI 6.0 is distributed with the EMC Solutions Integration Service. Refer to the Release Notes for deployment and installation instructions.

Mote details available within the ViPR Storage Provider for VMware vCenter Server Configuration Guide

All software downloads and documentation can be found within the product page https://support.emc.com/products/32034_ViPR

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Conor

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Could you please also explain the section "About vSphere API for Storage Awareness API Providers" mentioned at https://community.emc.com/docs/DOC-27553

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Hi Sachin,

If what your asking in the above question is to do with discovering VCenter

You can use the vCenters tab (Admin > Physical Assets > vCenters) to add a vCenter to ViPR
which storage can be exported and mounted as a datastore.

For more information on adding a vCenter server to make provisioned volumes available to ESX hosts review the ViPR Installation and Configuration Guide page 40

For your second query above I assume in the post they are discussing VSI for VMWare vSphere Web Client 6.0: for ViPR Software-Defined Storage Only

Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI) 6.0 is an EMC developed plug-in that extends the vSphere Web Client. VSI 6.0 allows the VMware administrator to provision, monitor, and manage VMware vSphere datastores on EMC ViPR platform directly from vCenter, simplifying management of the virtualized environment. Using ViPR virtual storage pools, it provides storage provisioning for VMFS and NFS datastores, RDM support, datastore capacity utilization, and storage mapping. VSI 6.0 supplements the features already available in VSI 5.6, which works with the vSphere Client for Windows . Both plug-ins are available for download at no charge. VSI 6.0 is distributed with the EMC Solutions Integration Service. Refer to the Release Notes for deployment and installation instructions.

Mote details available within the ViPR Storage Provider for VMware vCenter Server Configuration Guide

All software downloads and documentation can be found within the product page https://support.emc.com/products/32034_ViPR

Regards

Conor

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Hi Conor,

Thanks for the detailed information.

Now I am trying to integrate ViPR with vCenter using VASA APIs. We have attached Isilon back end array with it. We created virtual array and virtual pool as well.

UI/API : x.x.x.62

Vipr1: x.x.x.27

Vipr2: x.x.x.37

Vipr3: x.x.x.48

Now, we wanted to connect it with vCenter using VASA API. With the above mentioned IP configurations, could you please tell where does the Vendor Provider sits inside ViPR. Basically what is the URL for VASA API communication?

However I tried configuring the base VASA URL at Admin -> System -> Configuration -> Other as http://x.x.x.27:8090/vasa/services/vasaService. After the restart of ViPR nodes, still this URL seems non-responding. I also tried http://x.x.x.X:8090/vasa/services/vasaService with all IP addresses mentioned above, with no success.

-Sachin

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