You can provision, maintain, and monitor the VxFlex OS by using the following management clients:
- Command Line Interface (CLI)—The CLI enables you to perform the entire set of configuration, maintenance, and monitoring activities in VxFlex OS. The CLI is available on the MDM node.
- User Interface (UI)—The VxFlex OS UI is a stand-alone workstation application that enables you to perform standard configuration and maintenance activities and to monitor the health and performance of the storage system. You can use the UI to view the entire system and examine different elements as well as provision and modify many of the VxFlex OS front-end and back-end components and features.
- VMware plug-in—The plug-in enables you to perform basic provisioning and maintenance activities in the VMware environment. The plug-in also provides a wizard to help you deploy VxFlex OS in the VMware environment.
- VxFlex OS Installation Manager—The VxFlex OS Installation Manager is used for installing VxFlex OS and upgrading and installing components as well as for running the get-info operation. The VxFlex OS Installation Manager is installed as part of the VxFlex OS gateway.
Note: You can perform many of the VxFlex OS activities using more than one management tool.