OpenManage Network Integration (OMNI) enables configuration and management of Dell PowerSwitch systems that are running SmartFabric OS10 within the vCenter. With OMNI, networks that are created in vCenter are automatically configured in the fabric.
Use the OMNI plug-in in vCenter to:
OMNI provides a way to easily and automatically create networks for SAP HANA. The plug-in enables the VMware administrator to administer the network with no more than a basic understanding of the network. Administrators can use SFS APIs to further automate a network configuration. The following figures show how to create SAP HANA networks using OMNI.
The following example assumes that three networks are needed for the SAP HANA landscape:
Using OMNI, you can create or modify Layer 2 or Layer 3 networks for the SAP HANA landscape. While an SAP HANA internal network requires a Layer 2 network, SAP HANA management and production networks require a Layer 3 network because they must be routed to an external network. Creating or modifying these networks using OMNI is simple because OMNI is embedded in vSphere vCenter, as shown in the following figure: