Introducing VMware vCenter Mobile Access

Posted: March 21, 2009 in Site Recovery Manager, VMware

I was flicking around the VMware website when I come across something which made me rather excited…. “Access to your Virtual Center features from your mobile phone”

Below Ive done a copy and paste from the origionl VMTN blog which covers this, if you want to have a read you can find it here.

vCMA allows you to monitor and manage VMware Infrastructure from your mobile phone with an interface that is optimized for such devices. Specifically, it allows you to:

  • Search for virtual machines in your data center
  • Migrate virtual machines from one host to another using vMotion
  • Execute recovery plans using VMware Site Recovery Manager
  • Access Scheduled Tasks, Alarms and Events
  • And much more…

In order for you to access vCMA, you will need to deploy a virtual appliance; call it the vCMA server.  The vCMA server must be connected to VMware vCenter or any of the ESX servers that you want to manage.  Once the server component is set up, you can manage your datacenter from the convenience of your mobile phone.

For me the ability to perform tasks such as VMotion from the mobile is pretty cool, but personaly its the VMware Site Recovery intergration that interests me the most, this is really good stuff !

Anyone whos new to VMware, I highly recomemnd you check out the forums and VMTN blogs.

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