Dell ESA 7.0

Our second release today which supports the new PowerMaxOS 10 and thus REST API 10, as well as the new platforms PowerMax 2500/8500, is Dell (nix EMC) Storage Analytics or ESA 7.0. I'm focusing on PowerMax obviously, but there are lots of other features for the other platforms if you use those. The main features... Continue Reading →

Dell VSI 10.0

One of two plugin releases today along with ESA, the Dell (nix EMC) VSI 10.0 plugin that supports the latest Unisphere REST 10 is available for download. This release supports our latest PowerMaxOS 10 and PowerMax 2500/8500 arrays. Besides that general support, there are two main features added in VSI 10 for the PowerMax array:... Continue Reading →

PowerMax File Replication Failover

Sorry for the delay from the previous PowerMax File Replication post, but I had lots of other tasks related to the release I had to complete so I just had a chance to get back to File. I wanted to complete our discussion by showing both planned and unplanned failover. We'll take it from the... Continue Reading →

PowerMax 2500/8500

Today we announced a new set of platforms, the PowerMax 2500 & 8500. For ease of reference and to avoid confusion, I'll refer to this as the V4 platform to distinguish it from the previous PowerMax which I'll call the V3. The boxes run a new operating system, PowerMax OS 10. This OS is unique... Continue Reading →

File on PowerMax 2500/8500

File The new PowerMax has upgraded its NAS capabilities from the previous eNAS implementation and is now called PowerMax File. Because there is new hardware with this release, if you are running eNAS on a PowerMax 2000 or 8000, PowerMax File will be a new implementation. There will be a number of ways to bring... Continue Reading →

PowerMax File Replication

Continuing from my last post on PowerMax File, I'm going to cover how to replicate an NFS filesystem from one PowerMax to another. Replication So let’s move now to protect our FS by setting up replication. There is also the option to use snapshots for protection, but I'm going to cover the new replication capability... Continue Reading →

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