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 →

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ESA 4.3 – vROps 6.6, new VMAX metrics

EMC Storage Analytics 4.3 is now available for download. You can find the documentation and binary here. Probably the most important aspect of this release, putting my bias aside, is that it supports vRealize Operations version 6.6. Before I talk about that, here is the full list of changes, courtesy of an RN screenshot. If... Continue Reading →

ESA 4.2 VVol capacity planning

ESA 4.2 dropped today with a bunch of new features across many platforms. Here is the complete list from the Release Notes. You'll notice there's not much on the VMAX front this time around which, given our abundance of supported platforms that must be coded, is no surprise. We all have our turn at the wheel.... Continue Reading →

ESA 4.1 & VVols

Dell EMC Storage Analytics 4.1 was made available today and brings with it some new updates for VMAX3 and VMAX All Flash arrays as follows: Support for EMC VMAX Virtual Volumes (VVols) resources and metrics Support for EMC VMAX SRDF Metro metrics Support for EMC VMAX compression metrics Update to the VMAX Overview dashboard Let's... Continue Reading →

VMAX/VMware TechBook, VAAI WP

The after-EMC World documentation updates continue with the publishing of the VMAX VMware TechBook (Using EMC VMAX Storage in VMware vSphere Environments): Click to enlarge – use browser back button to return to post and the VAAI whitepaper (Using VMware vSphere Storage APIs for Array Integration with EMC Symmetrix): Click to enlarge – use browser... Continue Reading →

EMC Storage Analytics 3.5

A few days ago EMC posted our quarterly release of ESA, version 3.5.   You can find the software and documentation here: EMC ESA I apologize as I'm a bit later than I normally post when a new software is available, mostly because our new HYPERMAX OS is coming out shortly and I'm knee-deep in... Continue Reading →

ESA 3.4 Q4 release

Our fourth quarter release of ESA has arrived just as the year is coming to a close.  The developers continue to grow platforms and enhance the product quarter after quarter.  ESA 3.4 has a laundry list of new features including support for a new platform - Isilon along with IPv6 support for the major platforms,... Continue Reading →

EMC Storage Analytics (ESA) 3.3

ESA 3.3 posted today on EMC Support and as usual the development team has gone above and beyond for a quarter's worth of work by both adding to existing platforms and expanding to new ones.  Here are the highlights: Support for the OpenStack architecture Support for VMware VVols on the vVNX (virtual array) - topology... Continue Reading →

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