Provisioning adapters are programs that provision (start, stop, snapshot, migrate, or pause) a VM. The Orchestrator Server uses provisioning adapters to perform life cycle functions to the VMs and allow the Orchestrator Server to control them. ZENworks Orchestrator 1.2 supports the following provisioning adapters:
VMware* Server 1.0, GSX 3.2
VMware Virtual Center 1.3.1 and 2.0
Xen 3.0.3 and 3.0.4
For more information, see Section B.1, Virtual Machine Technologies.
The following graphic is a representation of the provisioning adapters and the way they function to communicate joblets to VMs of VMware Server, VMware Virtual Center, and Xen 3.0.
NOTE:The Xen VMM can support more than just SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) 10 (which uses Xen 3.0.4) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 (which uses Xen 3.0.3) VMs. For a complete list of supported guest operating systems, see the Xen Web site.
Figure 1-4 VM Management Provisioning Communications