The IBM Storage Management Console for VMware vCenter is a software plug-in that integrates with the VMware vCenter Server platform and enables VMware administrators to independently and centrally manage their storage resources on the following IBM storage systems:
IBM XIV Storage System
IBM Storwize V7000
IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Storage System
IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller
IBM Scale Out Network Attached Storage (SONAS)
Depending on the IBM storage system in use, administrators can self-provision volumes (LUNs) in selected predefined storage pools, or self-provision file shares in selected predefined file systems. The volumes or file shares are mapped to ESX hosts, clusters, or datacenters as logical drives that can be used for storing VMware datastores (virtual machine data containers).