About Cisco UCS Director for VMware vSphere
Cisco UCS Director supports the VMware vSphere product family and enables access to advanced features such as vMotion, Dynamic Resource Scheduling, and Site Recovery Manager.
Cisco UCS Director integrates with VMware vCenter server to provide automation and life cycle management of virtual infrastructure. Beginning with the physical infrastructure, Cisco UCS Director provides automated deployment of ESXi hypervisor onto compute infrastructures such as UCS, and then presents the hypervisor hosts to vCenter for hosting virtual machines.
During this process, Cisco UCS Director also provides the capability to provision physical storage and present the storage as datastores that host the data for virtual machines. You can automate the creation of virtual machines and their dependent infrastructure, such as virtual switches, port groups and datastores, as per the environmental needs of tenant users and private cloud consumers.
You can launch the virtual machine console for troubleshooting purposes. You can also create complex 3-tier applications using the application container feature.
For more information about the application container feature, see the Cisco UCS Director Application Container Guide.
You can even deploy virtual machines in a highly available environment by configuring DRS rules or HA clusters. Site level redundancy can be achieved using the SRM integration feature, which allows VMs to have site level protection.
For more information about supported VMware vSphere versions and limitations on support, see the Cisco UCS Director Compatibility Matrix.