As virtualized IT infrastructures grow and evolve, the administration and operations requirements change significantly.
Virtualization impacts roles and responsibilities in very significant ways. As IT organizations have quickly learned, new ways are needed to enable users and IT staff to have the right access and control that is appropriate for their job and responsibilities – no more and no less. Virtualization also introduces new capabilities and activities that need to be managed that never existed in physical environments – such as pausing a VM, manipulating snapshots or cloning. In these high speed, dynamic, and complex virtual environments, it is important that access controls keep up with the rate of change and do not require manual intervention or delays in entitlement.
The ManageIQ EVM Suite™ provides the ability to delegate administration and operations on a very fine grained level. This allows different roles in the IT organization to have access to the virtual infrastructure necessary for their responsibilities. Custom roles can be defined and patent-pending SmartState™ technology enables the use of SmartTags™ to control the visibility and control each role has over VMs and the virtual infrastructure.
A broad set of delegated administration and operations capabilities are provided including: