EMC Storage Analytics (ESA) 2.0 with VMAX arrays

I've been working on this new release for EMC Storage Analytics (ESA) 2.0 for what seems like ages now. The first two releases of ESA (1.0, 1.5) supported the VNX platforms. The 2.0 release is the first with VMAX support! As the Symmetrix engineering contact for the VMAX component of ESA, I have had first-hand... Continue Reading →


Virtual Storage Integrator 5.6: VPLEX Provisioning

Besides the much anticipated (and long awaited) striped meta capability in Unified Storage Management (USM) 5.6 for VMAX, there is now VPLEX provisioning! For those of us who use VPLEX with VMware this simplifies the creation of datastores on VPLEX. As Cody has already covered the introduction to VSI 5.6, I am not going to... Continue Reading →

Log Insight with Symmetrix VMAX – revisited for Unisphere

Cody recently posted an entry that discussed how Solutions Enabler can be configured to send logs to VMware vCenter Log Insight (http://codyhosterman.com/2013/07/10/using-vmwares-vcenter-log-insight-with-symmetrix-vmax/). He mentioned that in order for Unisphere for VMAX to send its information, additional configuration was required. So here is that additional information. I'll start by noting that everything described in Cody's previous... Continue Reading →


The VMAX Content Pack v1.5 for VMware vCenter Log Insight v1.5

In August 2013 I wrote about the VMAX Content Pack for VMware's newly released Log Insight product (v1.0). At the time of release VMware was pushing hard for content packs and rode me pretty ragged for 2 weeks to produce one. As a result much of the detail around items like widgets was minimal. This... Continue Reading →


The VMAX Content Pack for VMware vCenter Log Insight

The new VMAX Content Pack for Log Insight can be found here in the VMware Cloud Marketplace: https://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store/products/emc-vmax-content-pack All the information that you need to use the VMAX content pack is included in the download so I'll keep this blog entry short. There is also a demo you can view to get an overview of... Continue Reading →


EMC Storage Analytics 2.3 GA

Today EMC released EMC Storage Analytics (ESA) version 2.3.  This release focuses on the VNX and VNXe platforms, adding capabilities to the VNX and adding the VNXe as a new supported array. From the Release Notes: EMC Storage Analytics 2.3 includes the following new features: An OEM version of vCenter Operations Manager 5.8.1 that is... Continue Reading →


VMAX, VASA and registration failure in vCenter

I've been meaning to blog about this topic for about a week but haven't had a chance to get around to it.  Recently I seem to have been involved in many customer SRs concerning registering the VASA Provider for Symmetrix.  All of them have the same problem - unable to register the provider - though... Continue Reading →


vCenter Operations Manager 5.8.2 GA

Just a quick blog entry today to announce that VMware has released the latest version (patch) for VMware vCenter Operations Manager - 5.8.2.  You can find it here: https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?productId=374&downloadGroup=VCOPS-582-ENT_WITH-KEY The release is fairly minor as far as vCOPS is concerned - some fixes though there are plenty of known issues so be sure to read... Continue Reading →


VMware vCenter Log Insight 2.0 GA

A real quick entry here to note that VMware has released the 2.0 version of Log Insight: Download: http://www.vmware.com/go/download-vcenter-log-insight Docs: http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/log-insight-pubs.html See my updated blog entry here for information on the VMAX Content Pack for LI.


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