Offers visibility, control and automation of virtual machines
Extreme Networks has launched a new network-based data centre virtualisation lifecycle management system, which it claims to deliver visibility, control and automation of virtual machines to the network administrator.
Extreme Networks XNV VM lifecycle management provides network-level functionality, automation and capabilities for applying QoS, ACLs, bandwidth rate limiting, counters and statistics to virtual machines, all in a dynamic and virtualized environment, the company said.
The company claims that the new offering provides a complete lifecycle management capabilities, keeping the network in control as VMs move from their creation point to their end-of-life, enhancing visibility through provision of detailed history, tracking and reporting of VMs as they move throughout the data centre. XNV with Virtual Port Profiles (VPPs) couples network-level profiles to VMs as they are created and move throughout the network.
According to Extreme Networks, the new offering delivers a centralised network-level inventory of all VMs, displaying their current locations within the network, down to the individual switch and port level, along with their roaming history for security, audit and compliance purposes. Functionality such as time of day and network usage triggers and reporting, enhances security and performance in virtualised environments.
In addition, XNV helps reduce costs for customers by reducing configuration errors, enabling automation, and providing faster troubleshooting through integration with server virtualisation technologies, Extreme Networks said.
Shehzad Merchant, senior director of strategy for Extreme Networks, said: The network’s capability to extend visibility and dynamic control of VMs as they proliferate throughout the data centre is critical to operational efficiency and security.
With XNV, Extreme Networks addresses these critical management and security challenges, while remaining committed to supporting heterogeneous virtualisation environments.
Extreme Networks XNV software modules are expected to be released in the third quarter with a beginning list US price of $3,000 for 20 nodes.