SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere features

The Plug-in for VMware vSphere integrates with vCenter and with NetApp technologies on the storage system.

Unified graphical user interface in vCenter
The VMware vSphere web client interface in vCenter enables you to complete consistent backup and restore operations on VMs, VMDKs, and datastores, and use centralized reporting, use at-a-glance dashboard views, set up role-based access control (RBAC), and monitor vCenter jobs.
Automated central administration
You can schedule backup operations, configure policy-based backup retention, and perform restore operations. You can also proactively monitor your vCenter environment by configuring SnapCenter to send email alerts.
Nondisruptive NetApp Snapshot copy technology
The Plug-in for VMware vSphere uses NetApp Snapshot copy technology. This enables you to back up VMs, VMDKs, and datastores in seconds and restore VMs quickly without taking a host offline. Snapshot copies consume minimal storage space.

The Plug-in for VMware vSphere also offers the following benefits: