Using a web-based self-management portal with configurable approval processes, VDI administrators can securely provision and deploy virtual desktops with enterprise configuration standards enforced. Post provisioning, virtual desktops are managed including performance, consumption and chargeback, compliance along with lifecycle management like reconfiguration, lease extension, retirement and reporting.
EVM enables automated provisioning of virtual desktops including creation of the virtual machines and desktop pools with intelligent placement of the new VMs. Optionally, advanced provisioning options such as NetApp Rapid Cloning, storage provisioning, linked clones and thin provisioning can be requested. Virtual desktops can also be requested from enterprise service catalogs with EVM providing automated fulfillment via EVM integration web services.
At the infrastructure level EVM provides automatic best-fit resource selection to determine where new virtual desktops are placed, and tracks and enforces resource utilization and allocation policies through retirement. EVM provisioning tightly integrates with other systems management processes and tools including Configuration Management Databases (CMDB), Asset Management, IP Address Management (IPAM) and Service Catalogs.