I/O virtualization provider 3Leaf Systems made two announcements on the first day of VMworld.
Rather than stick administrators with yet another console, I/O virtualization provider 3Leaf Systems has created a plug-in for VMware VirtualCenter, from which admins can manage their V-8000 Virtual I/O Server, including the creation of virtual network interface cards and host bus adapters. Senior Director of Marketing Rob Reiner says that more than 80% of 3Leaf’s customers have VMware VirtualCenter in place.
3Leaf has also certified the use of its software on the industry-standard Hewlett-Packard ProLiant DL380 G5 server, marking the beginning of its evolution from a vendor of hardware appliances to software.
But IT managers who had hoped 3Leaf would announce 10 gigabit Ethernet support will have to wait; for now the V-1000 remains an all-InfiniBand box.