VMware vSphere

Manage your Private Cloud with VMware vSphere
OVH and VMware offer you the vSphere 6.X (or 5.X) licence preinstalled on your Dedicated Cloud and automatically deployed across all of your pack's servers and racks. OVH takes care of the automatic deployment, updates and optimal configuration, enabling you to concentrate on using your virtualization solution.

Hypervisor "as a service" to create and manage your VMs without limits!

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Enterprise Plus licence included: access all the available VMware features

With your vSphere Private Cloud you will be hosted on a platform that respects the demands of VMware. The Private Cloud platform powered by VMware is also vCloud Datacenter certified, the highest level of certification provided for Service Providers.

OVH lets you access all the VMware vSphere features with the Enterprise Plus license.

VMware High Availability

High availability offers you protection against hardware failure and operating system malfunction. This service permanently monitors your virtual machines, so if one machine goes down, high availability ensures that it's rebooted automatically on another server on your Private Cloud. Your VM is available again within minutes and without any human intervention whatsoever.

VMware vMotion

With vMotion, you can move virtual machines running on one host to another in just one click. There's no service downtime as your VM active memory and operating status are transferred immediately. What's more, the end-user will not be affected, for example by scheduled maintenance, as the network is also virtualized and the VMs retain their network identity and connections.

VMware DRS

Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) optimizes your Dedicated Cloud infrastructure, without any intervention on your part. Whatever your activity peaks, this feature automatically distributes the load of your VMs between your servers. So, you can start production while minimizing the costs of the cluster.

VMware vNetwork Distributed Switch

Centralize the provisioning, administration and monitoring of your virtual machines, using a network cluster combination. The vNetwork Distributed Switch ensures a quality of service (QoS) to different VMware network features, by allocating a maximum bandwidth.

VMware Storage vMotion

Move your virtual machines disk files from one storage space to another without any interruption. vMotion storage guarantees the integrity of these operations so the service remains available during scheduled storage maintenance. This feature is also very useful for migrating to new filers.

VMware Hot Add

Usage won't put a strain on your projects any more thanks to the Hot Add feature enabling you to increase the processor and memory resources allocated to your VMs. The operation is carried out instantly, without any service disruption. It's really simple - all you have to do is move the cursor!

VMware Update Manager

Updating your hosts is child's play with Update Manager! All tasks are automated and a dashboard provides an overview of the status of updates and patches applied on your Private Cloud. Managing updates is thus made considerably easier, while protecting your infrastructure against bugs and security loopholes.

VMware API vStorage

Protect your Private Cloud with ease using the vStorage API. These programming interfaces enable you to back up all the VMs on your infrastructure, from a centralised backup or a VM. As a result, there's no need to manage backup agents on every machine or host any more.

VMware Thin Provisioning

Thin Provisioning decreases your storage requirements through dynamic allocation of disk space. Your VMs will have the right amount of disk space without their performance being affected. Your investment and operating costs will also be reduced due to the money you save on storage.

Creating VMs from the marketplace or OVF

Compress and share your VMs using the VMware Marketplace exchange platform. Find hundreds of preconfigured VMs ready to be deployed. What's more, .ovf files can be executed immediately for easy deployment.

VMware Storage I/O Control

Storage I/O Control allows you to define different rules and preferences for managing the quality of your virtual machine I/O. You are thus guaranteed access hierarchy on a shared storage system.

VMware Network I/O Control

With Network I/O Control, configure your rules and strategies for every virtual machine and application for permanent availability. As soon as congestion is detected, resources are automatically allocated to high priority applications.

vSphere customization

OVH plugins

OVH has added features inside the vSphere interface in order to allow you to administer your Private Cloud

OVH Private Cloud

Allows you to order additional hosts delivered in 30 minutes.

OVH Network

Lets you access the list of your IPs so you can view their status.

OVH Storage

Allows you to add additional storage resources delivered in 30 minutes.

Resilience test

To test your restart rules (HA), service continuity (Fault Tolerance) and load balancing (DRS) a resilience test simulates your hosts' network disconnection to test the mechanism of the high availability which has been put in place.

NSX - VMware's Software Defined Network

NSX, is a solution native to vSphere with the capacity to easily deploy your security policy and access a library of services such as firewall, VPN, load balancer, NAT or DHCP. NSX is included with certain pre-configured packs and is optional with packs "à la carte". All Software Defined Datacenter product offers are equipped with NSX by default.