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Tintri Cisco UCS Director Plugin Solution Brief

About Tintri

Tintri puts public cloud agility inside your data center. Tintri’s all-flash architecture uses public cloud-like building blocks to manage enterprise and cloud-native applications simply. Customers guarantee the performance of their applications, automate common IT tasks via Open APIs, troubleshoot across their infrastructure, and predict scaling needs–the underpinnings of a modern data center. Many IT organizations use Cisco UCS Director to manage their enterprise clouds. That involves monitoring their infrastructure and automating/ orchestrating tasks.

Tintri virtualization- and container-aware storage, the foundation of Tintri Enterprise Cloud, eliminates the need to setup LUNs and volumes. Plus, it’s easily deployed as a single datastore in virtual environments, delivering unparalleled performance and manageability in a compact form factor.

Extending Tintri Enterprise Cloud to Cisco UCS Director

The Tintri plugin for Cisco UCS Director provides VM-level storage statistics, trending and insight, simplifying management and troubleshooting in virtualized environments and private cloud deployments. The Tintri plugin for Cisco UCS Director also allows administrators to use Tintri VM-level capabilities such as snapshots, clones and SyncVM to simplify day-to-day management of large enterprise clouds. Tintri supports UCS Director 5.5, 6.0 and 6.5.

Centralized Day-to-Day Storage Monitoring

Centralized Day-to-Day Storage Monitoring

The Tintri UCS Director plugin presents a stack view of Cisco compute and networking along with Tintri for storage. With VM-level performance and capacity usage, as well as trending metrics, the plugin eliminates analytics challenges administrators face. These unique performance and capacity gauges give administrators immediate visibility to both the available performance headroom and storage capacity on any Tintri VMstore appliance.

Radically Simplified VM-Level Data Management

Instantly Diagnose VM Performance issues:

It’s tedious to troubleshoot performance bottlenecks, because it’s difficult to pinpoint the source of the problem. With Tintri UCS Director Plugin, administrators have instant visibility, from the guest OS layer to the storage layer. They can see VM-level latency breakdowns in real time at any infrastructure layer—host, network and storage—to identify the source of performance issues and take immediate action (shown at right). The Tintri UCS Director Plugin also provides a historical graph view of performance metrics for easier troubleshooting.

VM-Level Space Efficient Snapshots and Clones:

The Tintri UCS Director Plugin enables VM-level data protection with Tintri space- and performance-efficient snapshots. Default snapshot schedules protect every VM automatically; custom schedules allow users to meet specific data protection needs. Plus, create VM-level clones, immediately visible in the virtualization layer on the Cisco UCS Director.

Efficient Copy Data Management:

Tintri UCS Director Plugin accelerates application development with SyncVM. Regardless of VM size, the plugin provides efficient VM-level copy data management in minutes, with no loss of performance history. Thus, it enables “time travel” between point-in-time versions of a VM for instant and efficient restores.

Automation and Orchestration:

The Tintri UCS Director Plugin performs common virtual disk, virtual machine and support tasks, which include the required input/output directives to integrate with existing Cisco UCS Director modules. These tasks can be easily integrated into an existing workflow or used to create a new workflow to achieve automation and orchestration for your enterprise cloud tasks.

Radically Simplified VM-Level Data Management

Highlights

Centralized Day-to-Day Storage Monitoring

  • View VM-level performance and storage metrics and trending
  • View VM and vDisk details
  • Real-time visibility into the infrastructure

Radically Simplified VM-level Data Management

  • Instantly diagnose VM performance issues with end-to-end latency breakdown
  • Leverage Tintri VM-level space-efficient snapshots and clones from Cisco UCS Director
  • Accelerate application development with Tintri SyncVM, enabling efficient copy data management
  • Automate and orchestrate VM-level tasks and integrate with Cisco UCS Director workflows, as well as 3rd party plugins such as ServiceNow within Cisco UCS Director

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