Manage your Dedicated Cloud with VMware vSphere
- OVH and VMware offer you the vSphere 6.X (or 5.X) licence preinstalled on your Dedicated Cloud and automatically deployed across all the servers and racks of your pack.
- OVH takes care of the automatic deployment, updates and optimal configuration, enabling you to concentrate on using your virtualisation solution.
- Take your first steps in virtualisation as a service with this unique offer.
Your hosted dedicated infrastructure
With Dedicated Cloud vSphere as a Service, you get your own dedicated infrastructure, a dedicated vCenter (VMware virtualisation solution) and vSphere (a client enabling you to manage virtual machines). Even the network is dedicated to you!
In the vSphere interface, you get an overview of the hosts and datastores provided by OVH, as well as the VMs which you have created.
An all-inclusive pack
OVH provides starter packs, each including:
- VMware vSphere licences
- Two servers (hosts)
- Two disk arrays (datastores)
- 100% SLA guarantee
- Private network
Everything is included in these packs so that you can start using your Dedicated Cloud and creating your virtual machines within minutes.
We guarantee that your Dedicated Cloud vSphere will be hosted on a VMware-compliant platform. The Dedicated Cloud platform powered by VMware is also vCloud Datacenter certified, the highest level of certification provided for Service Providers.
OVH allows you to access all the features of VMware vSphere using the Enterprise + licence.
VMware High Availability
High Availability (HA) offers protection against hardware failure and operating system malfunction. The service monitors your virtual machines at all times. If one goes down, VMware HA will automatically restart it on another Dedicated Cloud server. Your VM will be available again within minutes, without any human intervention.
With vMotion, you can move virtual machines running on one host to another in just one click. There's no service downtime as your VM active memory and operating status are transferred immediately. What's more, the end-user will not be affected, for example by scheduled maintenance, as the network is also virtualised and the VMs retain their network identity and connections.
Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) optimises your Dedicated Cloud infrastructure, without any intervention on your part. Whatever activity peaks you may have, this feature will spread the load of your VMs across different servers automatically. So you can easily deploy your machines while keeping costs down.
VMware vNetwork Distributed Switch*
Centralise the provisioning, administration and monitoring of your virtual machines using a network cluster combination. The vNetwork Distributed Switch ensures a quality of service (QoS) to different VMware network features, by allocating a maximum bandwidth.
VMware Storage vMotion
Move your virtual machines disk files from one storage space to another without any interruption. vMotion storage guarantees the integrity of these operations so the service remains available during scheduled storage maintenance. This feature is also very useful for migrating to new filers.
VMware Hot Add
Usage won't put a strain on your projects any more thanks to the Hot Add feature enabling you to increase the processor and memory resources allocated to your VMs. The operation is carried out instantly, without any service disruption. It's really simple - all you have to do is move the cursor!
VMware Update Manager
Keeping your hosts up-to-date is easy with Update Manager! All tasks are fully automated and a dashboard provides an overview of patches applied to your Dedicated Cloud. This procedure makes it much easier to manage, while protecting your infrastructure against bugs and security loopholes.
VMware API vStorage
Protect your Dedicated Cloud with ease using the vStorage API. These programming interfaces enable you to replicate all the VMs on your infrastructure, from a centralised backup or a VM. So you won't need to manage backup agents on each machine or host any more.
VMware Thin Provisioning
Thin Provisioning decreases your storage requirements through dynamic allocation of disk space. Your VMs will have the right amount of disk space without their performance being affected. Your investment and operating costs will also be reduced due to the money you save on storage.
Creating VMs from the marketplace or OVF
Compress and share your VMs using the VMware Marketplace exchange platform. Find hundreds of preconfigured VMs ready to be deployed. What's more, .ovf files can be executed immediately for easy deployment.
VMware Data Protection*
Manage your VM backups easily with Data Protection. OVH provides the Data Protection solution, all you have to do is deploy it and let the interface guide you.
VMware Storage I/O Control
Storage I/O Control allows you to define different rules and preferences for managing the quality of your virtual machine I/O. You are thus guaranteed access hierarchy on a shared storage system.
VMware Network I/O Control
With Network I/O Control, configure your rules and strategies for every virtual machine and application for permanent availability. As soon as congestion is detected, resources are automatically allocated to high priority applications.
*feature available soon on Dedicated Cloud