PowerMaxOS 5978 Q3 2020 release

Today we officially launched the latest PowerMaxOS (5978.669.669) which, along with accompanying software releases, offers some new VMware capabilities that have been in high demand from our customers. Most notably, these include support for replication with VMware Virtual Volumes (vVol) - vVols 2.0/VASA 3.0 support - and support for the SRM Appliance with our SRDF... Continue Reading →

SRDF/Metro Smart DR

One of the new features we released with the latest PowerMaxOS is known as SRDF/Metro Smart DR, or MetroDR for short. MetroDR expands the previous functionality of a third leg off the R1 or R2 of an SRDF/Metro pair by allowing either the R1 or R2 to update the third leg. In essence this is... Continue Reading →

vVols, SRDF, and VMware SRM on PowerMax

We have finally released our long awaited VASA 3 implementation for vVols 2.0 which includes support for SRDF Asynchronous (SRDF/A) replication. Lack of replication support has been a blocker for many customers to even look at vVols since a DR solution is such an essential component of a business (as it should be). And having... Continue Reading →

SRDF SRA 9.2 and the SRM appliance

IMPORTANT: This post covers the SRDF SRA GA version 9.2. Since its release there has been a hot fix for the Dockers release only which resolves some known issues I cover here. You can read about that here. The SRDF Storage Replication Adapter (SRDF SRA) version 9.2 is now available for download. This release, as... Continue Reading →

ESA 6.0

Dell EMC Enterprise Storage Analytics (ESA) 6.0 is now available for download here. We've actually had a couple releases prior to 6.0: 5.0 and 5.1. I did not blog about those versions because they were focused on other platforms, that and we have capable bloggers from those platforms who covered the releases. The current release... Continue Reading →

VSI 8.5 – Snapshots + Manual UNMAP

We've dropped release 8.5 of Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI) today which brings snapshots into the plugin. My last post on VSI was for 8.3, because the 8.4 release was only for the introduction of the PowerStore platform and their team took care of that. The 8.5 release is more universal, including features for our multiple... Continue Reading →

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