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QLogic Simplifies and Accelerates Networking Management for VMware
QLogic QConvergeConsole Plug-in for VMware vCenter Provides Per-VM Storage and Network Visibility

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (VMworld) -- QLogic® announced today its QConvergeConsole® (QCC) plug-in for VMware's vCenter Server and vSphere Web Client with enhanced support for QLogic's 10Gb Ethernet FastLinQ adapters. Understanding the need for a solution that provides a flexible, easy-to-manage infrastructure for protocol assignment, QLogic's QCC plug-in delivers a method for automating the visibility and management of storage and network components in the data center. A live demonstration of the QCC plug-in will run this week during VMworld at the QLogic booth #2147.

"Administrators are typically using multiple screens within VMware® vCenter to gather information about their network and storage devices. This usually means they are manually building a combined view or map to tie together all the pieces of information," said Shaun Walsh, vice president of corporate marketing, QLogic. "Now IT managers can easily control resources in dynamic virtualization environments and meet the organization's SLAs."

The QLogic QCC plug-in allows administrators to quickly and easily view all the required data center components and have instant visibility to how data stores relate to virtual machines (VMs), as well as which storage targets and logical unit numbers (LUNs) the data stores reside on. Other key features include:

  • Intuitive, single-pane-of-glass-management
  • End-to-end visual representation of all network and storage connectivity
  • Comprehensive, real-time view of storage and network connectivity for each VM
  • Creation and management of virtual partitions (NPAR) and supported protocols (FCoE, iSCSI and NIC) per 10Gb Ethernet port
  • NPAR management from within the QCC plug-in, which allows for dynamic bandwidth allocation and granular Quality of Service (QoS) assignment per virtual partition
  • Update QLogic adapter firmware from within vCenter

Walsh continued, "Offering an end-to-end visual representation of network and storage connectivity, all the way from the physical adapter to the VM, allows administrators to centrally manage from the vCenter console. This provides organizations with insight into the VM location and resource utilization, allowing administrators to simplify and accelerate adapter management and streamline the process of matching per-VM SLA requirements to bandwidth and QoS resource assignments."

"The QCC plug-in greatly simplifies our management and reduces the troubleshooting time in our virtual environment by providing critical data in one place," said Bryan Champagne, CTO, MSDI. "This visibility to data allows our staff to quickly and efficiently verify the health and configuration of our systems before implementing any changes and helps us to understand all of the relationships between the tiers without having to search through multiple screens."

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