VMware integration overview

OneFS integrates with VMware infrastructures, including vSphere, vCenter, and ESXi. VMware integration enables you to view information about and interact with Isilon clusters through VMware applications.

OneFS interacts with VMware infrastructures through VMware vSphere API for Storage Awareness (VASA) and VMware vSphere API for Array Integration (VAAI). For more information about VAAI, see the Isilon VAAI NAS Plug-In for Isilon Release Notes.

OneFS integrates with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) through the Isilon Storage Replication Adapter (SRA). VMware SRM facilitates the migration and disaster recovery of virtual machines stored on Isilon clusters. Isilon SRA enables VMware vCenter SRM to automatically manage the setup, testing, and failover components of the disaster recovery processes for Isilon clusters. For information about Isilon SRA for VMware SRM, see the Isilon SRA for VMware SRM Release Notes.