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Onaro: Adds support to NAS, VMware




Using an API puts Onaro at VMware's mercy when it comes to what features it can support, but Illuminata Inc. analyst John Webster said Onaro appears to have the complete checklist of features for managing VMware environments.

That checklist includes:

  • The ability to connect virtual machines to the storage fabric and disk arrays down to the individual disk level
  • The ability to correlate virtual machines to network paths
  • A comparative analysis of the performance load virtual machines place on the storage fabric
  • A diagnosis of contention issues
  • A before-and-after comparison of snapshots of the loads on a particular disk when new VMs are installed
"At first blush, they appear to have all the requirements," Webster said. He also said he was surprised that Onaro has only recently added support for NAS systems with NAS Insight 1.0.
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