Auto-Snapshot Manager/ VMware® Edition: Automated, Integrated, And Scalable Protection Of Virtual Machines
Auto-Snapshot Manager/VMware Edition (ASM/VE) is a unique and innovative data protection feature of the Dell EqualLogic PS Series iSCSI SAN that enables fast online backups and quick restores of VMware virtual machines and VMFS file systems. ASM/VE provides an easy-to use graphical interface that coordinates the creation, recovery and scheduling of PS Series snapshots with Virtual Center and VMware's native snap shotting technology, helping to provide enhanced protection, storage utilization, and performance of VMware-based virtual infrastructures. The resulting Hypervisoraware snapshot (Smart Copy) can be now easily and rapidly recovered. Integrated directly with standard VMware application programming interfaces (APIs), Auto- Snapshot Manager/VMware Edition understands the relationships and location of virtual machines, VMFS Datastores, and PS Series SAN-based volumes. With intuitive SAN and VMware-centric navigation and a built-in scheduler, the VMware administrator can simply and flexibly set snapshot creation schedules of individual virtual machines, groups of virtual machines, or even all virtual machines in a VMware Datacenter, coordinating snapshot creation across all SAN-based volumes upon which the virtual machines reside.