Emulex Previews HBAanywhere Features

Emulex previews new HBAnyware features within a virtualized and converged networking environment At VMworld Europe 2009

February 25, 2009

2 Min Read
Network Computing logo

CANNES, France -- What:

  • At VMworld Europe, 24-26 February 2009, Emulex will be

    demonstrating the new virtual port (Vport) mapping and CIM-based

    management capabilities for VMware ESXi in its upcoming release ofHBAnyware(r) 4.1, a centralised adapter management application.

  • The demonstration, in Emulex booth #145, highlights the benefits of

    Emulex connectivity solutions operating in a virtualised and

    converged networking environment running VMware ESX and ESXi.

    Emulex is showcasing the seamless management and migration ofvirtual machines over 8Gb/s Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel over

    Ethernet (FCoE) storage networking topologies using VMware

    VMotion(tm) running on a combination of blade and rack mount


  • Emulex HBAnyware provides comprehensive control of EmulexLightPulse(r) Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) and FCoE

    Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) within a centralised,

    cross-platform framework.

  • The new release adds Vport mapping, offering IT managers end-to-end

    relationship mapping between Vports and virtual machines (VMs)within a single management window. The new Vport mapping

    capability saves IT managers' time by allowing them to more rapidly

    track performance bottlenecks and re-provision virtualised

    resources within a dynamic business environment.

  • The upcoming HBAnyware release also includes complete CIM-basedmanagement capabilities for VMware ESXi environments, which

    streamlines data centre administrative operations by providing

    comprehensive adapter discovery and management capabilities for the

    VMware platform.

  • HBAnyware is the foundation for Emulex's newly announcedOneCommand(tm) Convergence Framework, which enables centralised

    enterprise management for I/O services, connectivity,

    virtualisation, security, QoS and other foundational elements

    within converged networks.

  • On Wednesday 25 February, Emulex is presenting "Optimising Your

    Data Centre for the Coming Cloud," session #1571, at 16:30 in theVer Californie room.

  • VMware and Emulex have developed a new best practices guide,

    "Network Convergence with Emulex LP21000 CNAs and VMware ESX,"

    targeted at server, storage and network administrators, which

    provides information about network convergence using FCoE

    technology and an overview about how to extract the maximumbenefits from network convergence using FCoE technology in a VMware

    ESX environment.

  • Emulex is a gold sponsor of VMworld Europe 2009, the only

    connectivity partner in the VMware Alliance Affiliate Initiative, a

    VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program member and

    participant in the VMware I/O Vendor Program.

    Emulex Corp.0

Stay informed! Sign up to get expert advice and insight delivered direct to your inbox

You May Also Like

More Insights