Improves OpenStack Orchestration and Maintenance with Unique Topology Mapping for Virtual to Physical Device Correlation
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. , May 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, QLogic® announced the availability of its latest release of the QLogic QConvergeConsole® (QCC) which adds the ability to map the topology of an OpenStack environment, enabling users to visualize the connections between virtual and physical devices when using QLogic Adapters. This unique topology mapping capability helps maximize uptime by giving operations staff the tools to know what virtual instances will be impacted by maintenance operations so they can migrate those to other systems prior to any disruptive operations, while ensuring systems are correctly configured.
“As virtualized cloud environments become more prevalent, it is becoming increasingly difficult to correlate the innumerable physical to virtual relationships and identify what workloads are on which physical systems,” said Jesse Lyles, vice president and general manager, Ethernet Products, QLogic. “The capabilities in the latest QCC release uniquely provide IT operations staff with the visibility needed to identify and migrate virtual resources within the OpenStack framework prior to disruptive maintenance operations, such as diagnostic loopback or firmware updates.”
This new QCC management feature is complementary to the OpenStack Horizon management platform, and is supported across QLogic FastLinQ™ 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) and the newest 25GbE and 100GbE Intelligent Ethernet Adapters:
- Increases cloud operations uptime by providing visibility to all running services, including virtual machines (VMs), subnets, virtual LANs and storage volumes, which are virtualized behind QLogic Ethernet Adapters and proactively provide data to operations staff to make decisions on migrating these workloads prior to any disruptive testing or maintenance.
- Ensures the QCC OpenStack topology mapping is done using authentication per OpenStack service, including Keystone, Neutron, Nova, Cinder, Glance and Swift, providing consistency with role-based administration policies of the data center.
- Provides detailed information on volumes defined and what VMs are using them.
QLogic is an OpenStack community member and corporate sponsor. The latest release of the QCC is now available for use with all QLogic Adapters and can be downloaded at http://driverdownloads.qlogic.com/.
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