Solutions Enabler vApp Installation/SRDF SRA

When it comes to configuring the SRDF SRA with SRM, many of our customers use an external Solutions Enabler installation rather than the one installed on the SRM server. The preferred implementation I see is the Solutions Enabler vApp. It is frankly the easiest since it does not require an OS, however there are a few configuration... Continue Reading →

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EMC Storage Analytics (ESA) 4.4

ESA 4.4 is now available for download from support.EMC.com. This release of ESA is focused on RecoverPoint for VMs (RP4VM) and VPLEX with the following new features: Updated metric thresholds for EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines to align with version 5.1 Support for additional metrics for EMC VPLEX Virtual Volumes and Storage View Support for the following... Continue Reading →

3-site SRDF with VMware SRM

As there is a 500 page TechBook on SRDF with SRM, it might seem a bit redundant to be covering a topic like this again, and perhaps it is; but as I have worked with customers and support over many months (and years), a few issues seem to recur. It's usually at that point I figure... Continue Reading →

SRDF SRA – Python script for masking functionality

Back in March we offered customers a way to generate the EmcSrdfSraTestFailoverConfig.xml file for the SRDF SRA test failover functionality when using the vCenter Appliance (VCSA). You can read all about that here. Recently we had a customer request to enhance the script to add the ability to create the EmcSrdfSraDeviceMaskingControl.xml file and our developer Sam went... Continue Reading →

vSphere 6.5 U1, SRDF/Metro

VMware just released Update 1 for vSphere 6.5 (ESXi, vCenter). You can search for it on the VMware website. Now normally I don't bother putting up posts about updates or patches. The way VMware certification is passed is at the base release (e.g. 6.5) so if they release an update or patch it is supported... Continue Reading →

VSI 7.2 – vSphere 6.5 support

VSI 7.2 is available today for download here. This is quite a minor release, though not unimportant because it adds support for vSphere 6.5. Now you might say, wait I thought you introduced vSphere 6.5 support In VSI 7.1. Yeah, well we did kind of, but it was only support for the 6.5 Web Client... Continue Reading →

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