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We’re pleased to announce signups for the beta program for the  vRealize Operations Management Pack for Storage Devices (MPSD), as reported on the VMware Storage Blog. This iterations of the program includes features to manage the latest version of Virtual SAN (VSAN). We’re looking for folks who’d like to test out the latest iteration of our MPSD. The 6.0 version can be viewed here.

If you’d like to join this beta, sign up herehttp://eepurl.com/bcln3r

About the  vRealize Operations Management Pack for Storage Devices (MPSD)

The vRealize Operations Management Pack for Storage Devices 6.0.1 provides visibility into your storage environment. Using Common Protocols you can collect performance and health data from the storage devices. Pre-defined dashboards allow you to follow the path from a VM to the storage volume and identify any problem that may exist along that path.

Highlights
• End to End view of the data path through the SAN and NAS; from VM to Storage Volume
• Support for both NFS/iSCSI and FC/FCoE protocols
• Access to Storage devices leveraging standardized protocols; CIM, SMI-S, & VASA
• Ready to use dashboards for Health and Performance
• Analytics for common All Paths Down and PDL storage conditions
• This release has Beta support for VirtualSAN. (Sign up here  http://eepurl.com/bcln3r)

Requirements for the MPSD Beta

In order to participate in this beta, you need 1) a working knowledge of vRealize Operations 2) an installation, or a willingness to install, Virtual SAN. 3) a non-trivial amount of storage to test this against.

About vRealize Operations Management

vRealize Operations Management is a cloud operations management system that delivers intelligent IT operations management from applications to storage–for vSphere, Hyper-V, Amazon and physical hardware–with predictive analytics and policy-based automation. it built on a scale-out, resilient platform designed to deliver intelligent operational insights to simplify and automate management of applications and infrastructure across virtual, physical and cloud environments. For more information, see: https://www.vmware.com/products/vrealize-operations .

About Virtual SAN

VMware Virtual SAN is software-defined storage for VMware vSphere. By clustering server-attached hard disks and/or solid state drives (HDDs and/or SSDs), Virtual SAN creates a flash-optimized, highly resilient shared datastore designed for virtual environments.

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