What's new in NetApp Virtual Storage Console (VSC) 6.0 and VASA 6.0 for VMware vSphere?

By | April 11, 2015

NetApp has released Virtual Storage Console (VSC) 6.0 and VASA 6.0 for VMware vSphere. On quick reminder, by running VSC, you can perform tasks such as the following:

  • Manage storage and configure the ESX host
  • Provision datastores and clone virtual machines
  • Perform online alignments and migrate virtual machines individually and in groups into new or existing datastores
  • Back up and restore virtual machines and datastores

The NetApp Virtual Storage Console provides the following features:

  • Support for Data ONTAP 8.3 and VMware vSphere 6.0.
  • If your environment includes multiple vCenter Servers, you can use the vSphere Web Client to perform VSC tasks across multiple vCenter Servers when each VSC Server is registered with a single vCenter Server. This must be a unique one-to-one pairing.
  • Additional language support. VSC is also available in Japanese and simplified Chinese.
  • PowerShell Cmdlets.
  • Support VMware VVOL when you have Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2.2 (or 8.2.1 when you use Storage Console 5.0.1 beta) and or later and VASA 6.0 installed.

On quick reminder, you can use VASA Provider with Virtual Storage Console to perform the following tasks:

  • Create storage capability profiles that specify sets of attributes for datastores.
  • Map storage capability profiles to datastores that you manage in VSC.
  • Perform periodic checks to ensure that each datastore remains in compliance with its profile.
  • Set alarms to alert you when volumes and aggregates reach the capacity limits that you specify.
  • Work with VVOL.

For general information about VASA please follow here and VASA 6.0 for Clustered Data ONTAP here.

Author: Mariusz

Architect (~ 15 years experience based on passion...) with strong background as a System Administrator and Engineer. Focused on Data Center Solutions: Virtualization/Cloud Computing and Storage/Backup Systems. Currently living in Poland.