Mellanox Releases New Automation Software to Reduce Ethernet Fabric Installation Time from Hours to Minutes
Virtual Modular Switch TM Wizard Management Software Automates the Planning, Installation and Validation of Ethernet Switch Fabrics
Mellanox VMS is a high-port density, non-blocking, flexible and scalable data center aggregation switching solution constructed by connecting Mellanox's 40 and 56 Gigabit Ethernet systems. When compared to modular switches, VMS better scales to thousands of 10GbE or 40GbE nodes with low latency and best-in-class resiliency, while reducing capital expenses by up to 85 percent and power consumption by up to 90 percent.
As part of the Open Ethernet™ initiative, the new VMS Wizard software automates the entire process of design, set-up and functional validation of the VMS. Through an easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) and simple user input such as the fabric size and the switches in use, the VMS wizard generates a connectivity recommendations plan. Once the switches are installed and connected, the VMS Wizard configures the fabric switches either through PuppetTM manifests or by Command Line Interface (CLI) commands. Last, the program performs physical layer 2 and layer 3 connectivity validations. Additional functionality integrated into the VMS Wizard is the configuration of high availability based on Multi-Chassis Link Aggregation (mLAG).
"Our customers who used the VMS wizard as part of their Ethernet fabric
design and installation experienced shorter deployment times," said
Reinforcing its commitment to Open Ethernet, open source and Software
Defined Networking (SDN),
The VMS Wizard is an open tool, which can be downloaded for free. The VMS Wizard can be installed on RedHat servers and requires Python and Puppet Enterprise environments. Mellanox's enhanced Puppet agent is available on the Puppet Forge.
- Learn more about Mellanox's 10GbE and 40/56GbE interconnect solutions
- Learn more about Mellanox's VMS solution
- VMS Wizard download page
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- Learn more about Mellanox's Ethernet Switch Software Development Kit
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