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Jonathan Franconi (@s1xth) AND Matt Vogt (@MattVogt) - Customers Perspective on Dell Management Plug-In for VMware vCenter

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Customer POV on Dell Management Plug-In for VMware vCenter

Customer POV on Dell Management Plug-In for VMware vCenter

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  • 1. DTCUG-IO @ VMworld 2011
    Customer POV: Dell Management Plugin for VMware vSphere
  • 2. About:
    Jonathan Franconi- Network Administrator & Technology Coordinator at Guard Insurance Group
    vExpert 2011
    Blogger @ www.virtualizationbuster.com & www.handsonvirtualization.com
    Podcast available w/ Barry Coombs from UK on iTunes
    Avid Social Media Advocate
    Session Presenter at Dell Storage Forum 2011 a
    Matt Vogt – Sr. Systems Administrator – Virtualization and Storage at Fuller Theological Seminary – Pasadena, CA
    Virtualization, Storage and Community Blogger – mattvogt.posterous.com
    Tech Field Day 7 Delegate – Datacenter IT Infrastructure
    Professional Collaboration through Social Media advocate - @mattvogt
  • 3. Benefits of VMware vCenter Plugin
    Manage Physical infrastructure from your own vCenter Console
    Rapidly and consistently provision hardware and deploy virtual machines
    Create and use hardware and hypervisor templates
    Maintain corporate-approved standards
    Deploy firmware and bios updates to physical hardware
    Stage updates to coincide with other updates
    Wizard driven update utility
    Automatically perform Dell recommended vCenter actions based on Dell hardware alerts
  • 4. Benefits of VMware vCenter Plugin
    Get deep-level detail from Dell servers for inventory, monitoring and alerting — all from within vCenter
    Automatically perform Dell recommended vCenter actions based on Dell hardware alerts
    Integrate directly with hardware alerts with vCenter Alarms
    Receive proactive renewal alerts from Dell before your warranty expires and access the Dell hardware warranty page online 
  • 5. Opinion: Jonathan
    Great Product that simplifies the deployment of virtual machines
    Ease of applying firmware updates, bios updates and low level server updates
    Major improvement from using the older methods (boot discs, USC or LifeCycle Controller
    Future: Would like to see the plugin integrated into a “chip” on the motherboard instead being installed on virtual host
    Future: Pricing – Would be great to have the vCenter Plugin “wrapped” into the cost of the server, easier to license
  • 6. Opinion: Matt
    Single pane of information of physical server
    Firmware/BIOS versions, Warranty info, service tag all in one place – don’t have to log into OMSA, iDRAC
    vCenter becoming hub for majority of environment from 10,000ft view
    Great UI
    Bad interface can be undermining of good products
    Improvements I’d like to see
    Deploy to imbedded SD card – currently can only deploy hypervisor to SATA, SAS, SSD hard drives
    Built-in space for local repository (a la KACE), remove need for external CIFS/NFS share
    Pricing – beating the dead horse – 3 for free, 5 pay, 10 pay, etc.
  • 7. Thank you!