VMware Data Services Manager offers modern database and data services management for vSphere. It is a solution that provides a data-as-a-service toolkit for on-demand provisioning and automated management of PostgreSQL and MySQL databases in vSphere environment.

With VMware Data Services Manager, you create and manage open-source and commercial data services and databases easily and consistently through a centralized platform in vSphere environment:

  • VMware Data Services Manager simplifies management for administrators by operating as a fleet management tool; it provides a centralized view of databases running in the environment.
  • Database users can benefit from VMware Data Services Manager's self-service capabilities to create new databases, or to operate on existing databases safely and securely, without requiring environment or database expertise.
  • VMware Data Services Manager also provides full automation for provisioning databases, backups, security patches, and periodic updates of the engine of databases.

If the volume and scale of your data is growing, VMware Data Services Manager can help you reduce the time that you spend on the administrative tasks related to your data environment. You can also leverage an existing investment in vSphere environment with VMware Data Services Manager.

Learn About VMware Data Services Manager User Roles

There are three primary user roles in VMware Data Services Manager:

  • A vSphere administrator deploys and monitors VMware Data Services Manager Appliance, plans, administers, and secures resources for databases by creating and managing infrastructure policies, and monitors database VMs.
  • A DSM administrator performs tasks that include managing VMware Data Services Manager settings and users, changing database ownership, and so on.
  • A user in the DSM user role typically provisions and manages databases and performs database lifecycle operations.

For information, see About Roles and Responsibilities.

Learn About Setting Up VMware Data Services Manager

VMware distributes the VMware Data Services Manager control plane as an .ova on Tanzu Network. The vSphere administrator 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 vSphere administrator configures users that will access the VMware Data Services Manager web console, and creates infrastructure policies to be used by databases.

For information, see Deploying the VMware Data Services Manager Plugin in vSphere Client and Configuring VMware Data Services Manager in the vSphere Client.

Learn About the VMware Data Services Manager Console

The VMware Data Services Manager console is an interactive web interface through which you use to provision, manage, and monitor your databases. The views and actions available from the console differ based on your user role.

See Accessing the VMware Data Services Manager Console.

Using the Documentation

The VMware Data Services Manager documentation reflects the latest content describing the service. This content is regularly updated to provide the most current information available.

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