Extreme Networks solutions with VMware include interoperability partnerships for VMware NSX™ network virtualization environments, and integration development programs for the VMware vSphere® Server Virtualization Platform, VMware vRealize® Cloud Management Platform, and AirWatch® by VMware® enterprise mobility solutions.
VMware NSX Interoperability
Extreme Data Center switches provides high density and flexible deployments options for the Software-Defined Data Center, where NSX is a critical pillar, while VMware NSX extensibility empowers customers with powerful network automation, security, application delivery and operation services to improve how they deploy, manage, and control their physical and virtual environments.
VMware vSphere Integration
Extreme Networks Data Center Manager integration with VMware vSphere automates the process of configuring and deploying VMs and synchronizes resources across virtual and physical networks, while also enhancing the reporting of VMs and hypervisor distribution.
The solution supports today’s high VM and application mobility environments, with individual profiles per end system natively integrated into the VM configuration client.
VMware vRealize Integration
Extreme is developing comprehensive integrations with the VMware vRealize Cloud Management Platform to enable real-time operation and performance analytics of network applications, and native dashboard capabilities that provide cost and usage visibility, benchmarks for capacity and efficiency, and application vs. network response times.
The full suite of integrations will include Content Packs and plug-ins for:
- vRealize Automation/Orchestration – Enables IT administrators to automate delivery and life cycle management of infrastructure and application services
- vRealize Operations – Monitors and manages the health, capacity, and performance of virtual environments
- vRealize Log Insight – Provides real-time log analytics and integrates with vRealize Operations, combining structured and unstructured data for complete operational visibility
AirWatch by VMware Integration
Extreme Networks integration with AirWatch by VMware provides organizations with a comprehensive, secure, and automated approach for effective deployment and management of BYOD in the Enterprise and SMB.
With AirWatch tracking BYOD information like device type, operating system, and installed applications, Extreme Management and NAC applications automatically apply this information into network policies controlling user access to network resources. Users receive connectivity options based on AirWatch policies, and IT managers receive network control whenever a device’s security posture changes, including enforcing enrollment under MDM to access the network.