NAS Management using Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager and SMI-S

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
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Windows Server 2012 introduces support for deployment of virtual machines on file servers and NAS devices that support SMB 3.0. Virtual Machine Manager automates the provisioning of new file shares, share ACL management, and management of virtual machines on file shares, using SMI-S to manage NAS devices. Microsoft is working with industry partners to implement updates to SMI-S 1.6 profiles specifically for ACL management.

Learning Objectives

Windows Server 2012 supports SMI-S natively through the Storage Management API. This API is used by Virtual Machine Manager to automate NAS management scenarios end-to-end. This API is also available to any developer who wants to build value-add tools and products on top of Windows Server 2012
Deep dive into how the Pass Through in the Storage Management API allowing deeper integration with SMI-S providers. Learn how Virtual Machine Manager uses Pass Through to discover and manage NAS devices, provision shares, and modify ACLs on shares. Developers can use these same patterns for their own tools and products.
Lessons learned by the Virtual Machine Manager team – product development across a large number of SMI-S providers that span block, NAS, and fabric; engaging and working with the storage community to define updates to SMI-S; how SMI-S can help developers be more productive by reducing the development effort to manage more devices over time.