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Virtual Storage Console for VMware vSphere overview

Virtual Storage Console for VMware vSphere software is a single vCenter Server plug-in that provides end-to-end lifecycle management for virtual machines in VMware environments using NetApp storage systems.

VSC integrates smoothly with the VMware vSphere Web Client and enables you to use Single Sign-on (SSO) services. In addition, the VSC Summary page allows you to quickly check the overall status of your vSphere environment.

Note: The NetApp blue "N" icon in the screens and portlets lets you easily distinguish the NetApp features from the VMware ones.

By running VSC, you can perform tasks such as:

To provide security while performing tasks, VSC supports role-based access control (RBAC) at two levels:

If access control is not an issue, you can log in as administrator and have access to all the features that VSC provides.

Tip: The View privilege is required for all users who do not have administrator privileges. Without this privilege, these users cannot see the VSC GUI.

As a vCenter Server plug-in, VSC is available to all vSphere Clients that connect to the vCenter Server. Unlike a client-side plug-in that must be installed on every vSphere Client, you install the VSC software on a Windows server in your data center.