the former independent VMware Plug In V2i is now part of the HDID License.
Technically this allows to perform Hardware orchestrated Snapshots of VMWare virtuell Server using VMFS on Hitachi Block or File Storage.
The V2i plug in in part of the HDID Storage Based License an can be managed via the Vcenter Plug in or via the HDID Web Gui.
Out of the Box V2i supports Application Consistent Snapshots for Microsoft Application using VSS.
With some additional step´s it is also possible to support Applications without VSS