Mellanox Releases New Automation Software to Reduce Ethernet Fabric Installation Time from Hours to Minutes
Virtual Modular Switch
Software Automates the Planning, Installation and Validation of Ethernet
SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX), a leading supplier of
high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center
servers and storage systems, today announced the general availability of
its Virtual Modular Switch (VMS) Wizard, a new automation software for
planning, installing and validating Ethernet Switching 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
Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. "By
leveraging the automation, advanced planning and fabric, the build-up
process was very simple and potential connectivity or configuration
errors were eliminated. As a result, the systems were ready faster for
their users and enabled higher system return-on-investment."
Reinforcing its commitment to Open Ethernet, open source and Software
Defined Networking (SDN), Mellanox enhanced Puppet's capabilities and
contributed new configuration types to the developer's community such as
OSPF and layer 3 interfaces. With the new configuration types, Puppet
can be used for both L2 switching and scalable L3 switching fabrics.
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.
Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and
Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage.
Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by
providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data
faster to applications and unlocking system performance capability.
Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters,
switches, software and silicon that accelerate application runtime and
maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high
performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage
and financial services. More information is available at www.mellanox.com.
Mellanox is a registered trademark of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
Mellanox Open Ethernet, Open Ethernet, and Virtual Modular Switch are
trademarks of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. All other trademarks are
property of their respective owners.
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
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Source: Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
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