You can manage your FlexPod® platform using best-in-class element managers, converged infrastructure management tools, or cloud management platforms.
Element Management with NetApp OnCommand and Cisco UCS Manager
NetApp® OnCommand® management software and Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) Manager tools help you optimize your multivendor environment. OnCommand software controls and automates your data storage infrastructure.
Cisco UCS Manager provides unified, embedded management of server and network components. You can manage hundreds of resources for thousands of virtual machines.
Converged FlexPod Management
Cisco UCS Director provides centralized automation and orchestration of FlexPod from a single, unified view.
FlexPod can be managed using common data center management tools, and provides a full suite of open APIs for custom management integration.
FlexPod for Cloud Services
FlexPod is appropriate for private, public, and hybrid cloud, and has been tested and documented with a range of cloud management platforms including VMware, Microsoft, CA, and Cisco.
NetApp storage integrates with OpenStack® software, making deployment of cloud services simpler, faster, and more scalable.