Dell EMC CSM with replication

Dell EMC has created a GitHub for container storage modules or CSM. Dell EMC writes that "the Dell Container Storage Modules (CSM) enables [sic] simple and consistent integration and automation experiences, extending enterprise storage capabilities to Kubernetes for cloud-native stateful applications." Quite a mouthful. To de-marketize the statement, CSM sits on top of other integrations... Continue Reading →

Dell EMC VMAX and PowerMax Content Pack 1.2

I've updated the Dell EMC VMAX and PowerMax Content Pack for VMware Log Insight on the VMware Marketplace. The new version is 1.2. It does take a day or two for the new version to show up within your own Log Insight Marketplace instance, so if you would like the latest version now you'll have... Continue Reading →

VMware vRO Plug-in for Dell EMC PowerMax

Today we released the VMware vRealize Orchestrator Plug-in for Dell EMC PowerMax which is available here for download. For those readers of my blog, you may recall we already have a PowerMax/VMAX plugin for vRO which I wrote about here. This original plugin is only available on GitHub and is open-source, meaning there is no... Continue Reading →

VMAX Plugin for vRealize Orchestrator

Many of the developers I work with daily on the VMware integrations have been hard at work on a project for a few months now. I'm happy to report that after internal testing it's finally ready for public consumption - the VMAX Plugin for vRealize Orchestrator (vRO). The plugin delivers workflows, actions, and even the APIs to... 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 →

5977 2016 Q3 SR – Compression, SRDF/Metro et al

Today marks the posting of our Q3 5977 (5977.945.890) release for the VMAX3/VMAX All Flash platforms. Technically most of the host software was available last Friday (e.g. Solutions Enabler 8.3, Unisphere for VMAX 8.3) but the HYPERMAX OS was made available today. The feature that has received and will receive the most attention is compression on VMAX All... 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 →

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