Deploying and configuring IsilonSD clusters

You can use IsilonSD Management Plug-in to deploy and configure IsilonSD clusters. After successfully registering a VMware vCenter server through the IsilonSD Management Server user interface, the management plug-in gets installed within that vCenter server instance.

The management plug-in also enables you to scale the clusters by adding nodes. The number of nodes that you can add to your cluster depends on the number of licenses you own and on the underlying virtualization infrastructure.

You can also use the management plug-in to configure storage for the clusters, provided you configure direct attached storage through RAID, LUNs, or raw disks, and make them available to the ESXi host. The management plug-in thereafter creates virtual disks, formats the disks, and makes them available to the clusters.