You can use the ESI SharePoint Adapter to perform the following functions with Microsoft SharePoint farms:
View SharePoint storage, farms, sites, and content databases.
Connect to existing SharePoint farms and enumerate farm information, including servers, Web Applications, Site Collections, and Content Databases.
Create content database and storage for the database, and map content databases to storage.
Provision storage on the SharePoint server by partitioning, formatting, and assigning it a drive letter, and provisioning the storage to the SharePoint site.
Support the File Stream Remote BLOB Store.
Create a web application and map it to the newly created content database.
Provision a web application and the associated content database
Note: For provisioning SharePoint storage, ESI requires that SQL Server and SharePoint be installed in the same Windows domain as the ESI host controller. If SQL Server is not running in the same Windows domain as ESI, SharePoint provisioning operations will fail.
This adapter has the following feature limitations:
SharePoint Foundation Client is not supported.
Domain-based SharePoint farm deployment is supported; however, clustered and stand-alone installations and web applications for remote farms are not supported.
Note: If you create a database without a web application on a remote farm, you cannot view the new database in ESI.
The ESI Microsoft SharePoint Adapter has the following prerequisites:
Windows Server 2012 R2 or 2012 with SP2 is installed. (Windows Server Core installations are not supported.)
SQL Server 2012 R2, 2012, or 2008 R2 is installed.
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 or SharePoint Foundation 2013 is installed.
This adapter is installed by default with ESI. If you changed the defaults during your installation of ESI, then reinstall ESI and confirm that the adapter is selected in the InstallShield Wizard Setup window. Prerequisites and Installation overview provide system prerequisites and installation instructions for the ESI host system.