Data Management for VMware Tanzu (DMS) is a VMware solution that offers a data-as-a-service toolkit for on-demand provisioning and automated management of PostgreSQL and MySQL databases on vSphere infrastructure. DMS provides both a graphical user interface and a REST API in the toolkit, enabling both administrators and developers to get the most out of the service.
With Data Management for VMware Tanzu, you create and manage foundational data services through a centralized platform:
If the volume and scale of your data is growing, Data Management for VMware Tanzu can help you reduce the time that you spend on the admistrative tasks related to your data infrastructure. You can also leverage an existing investment in vSphere infrastructure (on-premise, on-cloud, or by cloud provider) with DMS.
There are three primary user roles in Data Management for VMware Tanzu:
VMware distributes the Data Management for VMware Tanzu control plane as an
.ova on Tanzu Network and on VMware Customer Connect; the Provider Administrator user installs this
.ova on vSphere. This virtual machine (VM) requires access to object storage and to other endpoints in your corporate ecosystem.
After the VM is installed, the Provider Administrator configures the organizations and users that will access the Data Management for VMware Tanzu web console or API, and curates the database versions for the installation.
An Agent must be installed on each vSphere cluster that will host the data services. This agent is also an
.ova that an Organization Administrator user installs on vSphere, and uses to onboard (register) the infrastructure with the Data Management for VMware Tanzu control plane.
The Data Management for VMware Tanzu console is an interactive web interface through which you manage the DMS service or infrastructure, or use to provision, manage, and monitor your data services. The views and actions available from the console differ based on your user role.
The Data Management for VMware Tanzu documentation reflects the latest content describing the service. This content is regularly updated to provide the most current information available.
In addition to concepts and other common information, the documentation provides three role-focused guides:
If you choose, you can add Data Management for VMware Tanzu content to custom VMware documentation collections using MyLibrary.