vCenter Plug-in overview

The NetApp Element Plug-in for vCenter Server (VCP) is a web-based tool integrated with the VMware vSphere Web Client user interface (UI). The plug-in is an extension and alternative scalable, user-friendly interface for VMware vSphere that can manage and monitor storage clusters running NetApp Element software.

You can use the plug-in user interface to discover and configure clusters, and to manage, monitor, and allocate storage from cluster capacity to configure datastores and virtual datastores (for virtual volumes). A cluster appears on the network as a single local group that is represented to hosts and administrators by virtual IP addresses. You can also monitor cluster activity with real-time reporting, including error and alert messaging for any event that might occur while performing various operations.