VxRail is engineered as an HCI platform that extends its value beyond integration of software-defined components of compute and storage with the physical server. An ecosystem of solutions can build onto the VxRail platform to provide even more benefit for customers. External storage can be appended to VxRail solutions as secondary storage to the vSAN storage running on the VxRail cluster. Data services such as data protection are critical capabilities for virtualized production workloads. The management of virtual infrastructure can be complex and far-reaching. Integration with existing management solutions can provide VxRail awareness that can ease troubleshooting and allow for better insight on resource utilization, investment planning, and infrastructure monitoring.