The concepts and technologies that Architect employs to discover, analyze, monitor and model production IT inventory to deliver value to its users are described in more detail here. Architect works through a simple and streamlined process, beginning with deployment:
- Packaging and Deployment. Architect is packaged asa Linux-based Open Virtual Appliance (OVA) that upon deployment registers itself as a VMware vCenter Server extension and installs in less than 10 minutes.
- Administration. Management of Architect is delivered as a user-interface plug-in to the VMware vSphere 5.1 Web Client (see Figure 1 – Architect Dashboard). As such, the end-user experience should be very familiar to any VMware vSphere administrator.