BANG – that’s the sound of the start gun for 2012 – and you can expect a crazy year, filled to the brim with excitement, new tech, fun, and change galore….
I’m going to do a series of blog posts highlighting some of the new stuff… Here’s a second:
Unified Infrastructure Manager (UIM) Operations v3.0 is released!
UIM has two parts – UIM Provisioning (UIM/P) and Operations (UIM/O). Together – they make Vblock simple (and also unify all the APIs for a true converged infrastructure API model for northbound API integration with other frameworks and orchestration tools).
UIM/P got updated in late 2011 adding a couple much needed features: deprovisioning (needed for elasticity), simplified vApp deployment, demo mode, vCloud Director integration and more – if you want more on that (including a demo) – check this out here.
UIM/O v3.0 expands this with awesome fault alerting, correlation, and root-cause analysis. This is something we previewed at VMworld 2010 (again, seriously people, if you’re missing the EMC sessions, you’re missing a peek into the future! :-) Hint, hint – VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) is right around the corner :-)
For VCE partners – like UIM/P – there’s a handy ability to use UIM/O in a “demo mode” if you don’t have your own Vblock handy. Also like UIM/P – it’s 100% the same APIs, so you can even develop against just the vApp.
Check out this demonstration video to get an idea of what we’re talking about (pretty freakin’ cool!) Also, it’s a peek into some of the future of vCenter Operations’ future Root Cause Analysis capabilities (they share a lineage – the IP was part of the ADM portfolio – which built awesome relationships/dependencies – without agent requirements).
Feedback welcome – and enjoy!!!