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Juniper Networks Data Center Switching Management Pack for vROps Overview

VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is a component of VMware's vRealize suite of products. vROps provides an integrated, single-pane of glass view into the performance, capacity, and configuration management capabilities of VMware vSphere, physical and hybrid cloud environments.

vROps Management pack is part of a framework developed by VMWare that enables vendors, such as Juniper Networks, to develop and integrate their own plug-ins with vROps. This facilitates cloud administrators to monitor and manage the devices from the vendor along with VMware devices in a physical and cloud environment using vROps. Cloud administrators need not switch to the vendor's network management system to view device-specific information provided by the vendor.

Juniper Networks Data Center Switching Management Pack for vROps is a plug-in from Juniper Networks that you can install and integrate with vROps. Once installed, the management pack obtains all the necessary monitoring data from Juniper Networks devices and displays the data in vROps. Figure 1 is a schematic display of how Juniper Networks Data Center Switching Management Pack for vROps interacts with the other components within Network Director to display data center details in vROps.

Figure 1: Juniper Networks Data Center Switching Management Pack for vROps

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Networks Data Center Switching Management Pack for vROps

Juniper Networks Data Center Switching Management Pack for vROps provides cloud administrators with:

  • A network health dashboard.
  • A correlated view of virtual and physical network components.

vROps can be installed in a standalone node or as a multinode cluster. In a standalone node, data and administration are handled by the same node. In a multinode cluster, you have a master node that exclusively performs the administrative tasks. The additional nodes are configured to store data, collect data, provide load balancing, or provide high-availability. Depending on the size of the network and traffic volume, you can choose to have a standalone node or a multinode cluster. In a multinode cluster, the master node must be online before you can add additional nodes. For instructions on setting up vROps in a multinode cluster, see the vROps online help.

Note: Juniper Networks Data Center Switching Management Pack for vROps supports only those fabric devices that are part of the Datacenter View in Network Director.

Modified: 2017-06-29