Accessing the Cisco HX Data Platform Plug-in
Access the HX Data Platform plug-in through the vSphere Web Client.
HX Data Platform Plug-in works with non-English vCenter for Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese languages.
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The HX Data Platform plug-in is not available through the vSphere Client for Windows, also known as the vSphere thick client. Event messages generated about activities in the HX Data Platform plug-in are included in the vSphere Client display. HX Data Platform plug-in tasks cannot be performed through the vSphere Client for Windows.
From the vSphere Web Client, click the Home icon (house) located at the top of the vCenter panel.
Navigator Home page, select vCenter Inventory Lists.
Scroll to the bottom of the vCenter Inventory List to access the HX Data Platform plug-in.
Expand the Cisco HyperFlex Systems and click Cisco HX Data Platform to display the HX storage clusters available in the HX Data Platform plug-in.
Notice that the Cisco HXDP object lists the number of HX storage clusters.
From the Objects tab, you can:
Select an HX storage cluster from the list in the Navigator pane.
Under the Cisco HX Data Platform is a list of storage clusters. Select one storage cluster from this list.
Click tabs in the center pane to access the HX Data Platform plug-in information and various actions.
Cisco HX Data Platform Plug-in Integration with vSphere Web Client
The HX Data Platform plug-in is tightly integrated with the VMware vSphere vCenter interface to provide a seamless data management experience. You can use either the vSphere Web Client or the vSphere Client vSphere vCenter interface. Most of the task examples in this guide refer to the vSphere Web Client interface.
You access the HX Data Platform plug-in through the vSphere vCenter Inventory Lists. Select storage clusters to manage from the HX Data Platform plug-in. The HX Data Platform plug-in monitors and manages storage cluster specific objects such as datastores. vSphere monitors and manages objects in the storage cluster, such as ESX servers. Tasks overlap between the HX Data Platform plug-in and vSphere.
Links Between the Cisco HX Data Platform Plug-in and the vSphere Interface
In the vSphere Web Client, both the HX Data Platform plug-in and vCenter provide information on component and cluster status. Selected tabs and panels provide direct links between HX Data Platform plug-in and vCenter information and actions.
Note that following a link from either the HX Data Platform plug-in or vCenter does not mean there is a single-click link to return to your starting location.