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Whats new in VConnect v1.0 Update 3 ?

Ravi C Kolandaiswamy

Whats new in VConnect v1.0 Update 3 ?

Features and updates in VConnect update 3

Virtual Machine Network Management

 VConnect™ IP Address Pools



Ø  Create and manage IP Address Pools from within Windows Azure Pack

Ø  VConnect allocates IP for new VMs created on VMWare® ESXi hosts

Ø  Multiple IP ranges can be provided for a IP Address Pool

Ø  Administrators have the ability to allocate different IP pools for different VConnect Templates

Ø  VConnect manages the IP Address Pools without the need to create vApps in vCenter

Virtual Machine Backup & Restore  Virtual Machine Backup & Restore Service

Ø  Enterprise Backup & Restore for Virtual Machines

Ø  Now with support for both VMWare® ESXi Virtual Machines and Microsoft’s System Center Virtual Machines

Ø  Create, Manage and Run Backup Schedules and Restores from within Windows Azure Pack

Easy Setup & Configuration  Easy Setup & Configuration

Ø  Polished User Experience for setting up VConnect

Ø  Auto discover datacenters and clusters on vCenter

Ø  Validate and warn administrators on potentially incorrect configurations

Ø  Auto discover VM Templates defined in vCenter

Ø  Step by step guided Wizard for creating VConnect Templates

Ø  Single page for easy viewing and editing of VConnect Templates

Features that VConnect™ supports already


VMWare® vCenter and WAP Integration

ü  Manage multiple VMWare® vCenter Servers from Windows Azure Pack via VConnect Connections

ü  Administrators can customize VM Creation process via VConnect Templates

ü  Ability to assign different vCenter clusters for different Windows Azure Pack Plans

ü  Create domain joined or standalone VMs

ü  Create Windows and Linux VMs from Windows Azure Pack

ü  Create Virtual Machine Snapshots

ü  Ability to extend and customize all aspects of VM Creation process to suit any enterprise needs

Veeam® and WAP Integration

ü  Create and manage Virtual Machine Backup Job Schedules

VConnect™ Architecture

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