The VMware vFabric Data Director Installation Guide provides information about installing VMware® vFabric Data Director, including configuring networks, deploying Data Director in vSphere Client as a virtual appliance (vApp) running on a vCenter Server, and performing setup and configuration using the Data Director administration UI.

The Data Director software solution enables you to manage an environment with large numbers of databases, and offers application developers self-service database creation and resource allocation. Data Director supports flexible, policy-based resource management, and provides resource isolation at the organization and database levels. Data Director enables you to implement security policies through role-based access control. You can delegate and grant customizable roles and privileges to specify users' allowed actions.

Self-service database lifecycle management enables application developers to create new databases, manage schemas, set up backups, perform restores, clone databases for testing and development, scale database sizes up, and decommission databases. Customizable database configuration and backup templates enable administrators to control database parameters and enforce resource allocation policies, while simplifying database creation and resource allocation for application developers.

This document is for administrators and application developers.

System administrators use this document to learn about managing and monitoring a Data Director environment. System administrators create organizations, allocate resources to them, and perform other high-level tasks.

Organization administrators use this document to learn about managing and monitoring database groups and databases. Organization administrators can use and customize database templates, can assign resources, and can monitor their organization.

Application developers use this document to learn about managing and monitoring databases.