Pano Maestro creates and manages Pano Controller groups for greater scalability and higher availability:
- Join up to six Pano Controller instances in each group, with Pano Maestro providing centralized monitoring.
- Drill-down into the Console for each Pano Controller Group to perform any management task from within the Pano Maestro management interface.
- Provide high availability via fail-over redundancy from a secondary Pano Controller which is able to take on control of the group if the primary Pano Controller becomes unavailable.
- Manage up to five Pano Controller groups containing thousands of zero clients and virtual desktops from each Pano Maestro instance.
Pano Maestro ensures a secure and reliable login process by integrating tightly with directory services such as Microsoft Active Directory. It provides a single sign-on service allows you to login once and then connect to multiple Pano Controllers without having to repeat the authentication process each time.
Although integration with a directory service is optional, we highly recommend you use one of the supported directory services with Pano Maestro. This enables single sign-on access across all of your Pano Controller groups as well as enabling the user-based features inside each Pano Controller.
Via its link to the Pano Controllers in each of its groups, Pano Maestro integrates with the tools from each virtualization platform vendor to provide enhanced DVM provisioning and management capabilities:
- Running on the Hyper-V platform it works with System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM - a required component).
- On the VMware platform it optionally integrates with vCenter Server for enhanced DVM management. And it can integrate VMware's View Manager as an alternate connection broker if needed for very large or hybrid endpoint deployments.
- On the Citrix XenDesktop platform it integrates with the XenDesktop Studio (required) and Citrix Provisioning and Machine Creation Services.
Like Pano Controller, Pano Maestro runs as a self-contained virtual machine on a hypervisor on one of your data center servers. It provides a web-based management interface that can be access from any system with a web browser - including from within a Pano virtual desktop.
Since it uses only standard HTTP and HTTPS protocols you can access Pano Maestro's management interface over any web-capable network link. And since its bandwidth requirements are fairly limited remote management via a VPN over even a consumer-level Internet connection is possible.
Pano Maestro implements a standard SOAP-based webservice API to talk to Pano Controller groups. In future releases Pano Logic will be publishing APIs for both Pano Maestro and Pano Controller to allow our partners and OEMs to provide value-added features such as storage management, backup services, intrusion prevention, enhanced monitoring, and other desktop services.