Modifying VMware parameters with PowerMax – queues, et al

I'll provide the warning up front that there is nothing new or exciting in this post. It falls into the category of repetitive posts (here's another good example) I do sometimes in the hope of summarizing information for customers so they don't have to wade through my tome of best practices. Of course with that... Continue Reading →

VSI 8.0 – HTML 5

Today the newest version of the Virtual Storage Integrator, 8.0, is available for download here. VSI 8.0 is the first version to support the HTML 5 client available with vSphere 6.5 and 6.7. As VMware moves toward an HTML 5 client only, we are following suit and therefore the VSI 7.x releases are the last... Continue Reading →

ESA 4.6 – PowerMax

So it's been less than 2 months since our last ESA release but we have another! Truth be told we had to wait to release ESA 4.5 because VMware delayed vROps 6.7 and we had already built it on that software. The new release, Dell EMC ESA 4.6, which also runs on vROps 6.7 of... Continue Reading →

Dell EMC ESA 4.5

Dell EMC ESA 4.5 is now available for download here. The first thing you'll notice is there has been a name change. Although Dell bought EMC years ago at this point, name changes can take time as there are all sorts of legal hoops to jump through as well as individual country requirements. The good... Continue Reading →

VSI 7.3

Happy New Year everyone. It's been a bit since I've posted but we do have a new VSI release to talk about. This one comes late as we do normally release quarterly, but seeing as it wasn't expected at all, I suppose a month late isn't bad. So last time I wrote about VSI, I mentioned 7.2 was most... Continue Reading →

SRDF SRA & SRM TestFailover with existing snapshots

********************************************************************* An updated version of this using PowerMax is also available here. ********************************************************************* Can the SRDF SRA use an older snapshot/clone/etc. rather than taking a fresh copy each time? Very occasionally I get this question from customers, particularly those who have seen the RecoverPoint functionality. For those who are not familiar with RecoverPoint (RP), it... Continue Reading →

RecoverPoint 5.1 for VMAX3/AFA

The previously announced version 5.1 of RecoverPoint that supports VMAX3/VMAX All Flash is now available for download here. I covered the RP capability with VMAX3/AFA in this post in May. Just a quick reminder that this is an asynchronous solution for local and/or remote replication, protects at the storage group level, and works with the current RP... Continue Reading →

PP/VE 6.1, SRDF/Metro and Autostandby

PowerPath Virtual Edition (PP/VE) 6.1 is now available for download from support.emc.com. This release offers a new feature which has been available previously on VPLEX Metro configurations, Autostandby or ASB.  When enabled (default), ASB is able to determine which device paths have a higher latency to storage, automatically assigning them to a standby status.  This capability is... Continue Reading →

VMAX All Flash Arrays and VMAX3 VMware BPs

In February of this year EMC announced new VMAX All Flash platforms - the VMAX450F/FX and VMAX850F/FX.  You can find the specs here:  EMC All Flash Arrays.  The VMAX All Flash Array introduces the V-Brick, an appliance-based entity that is the basic storage building block.  If you are familiar with one of our other all-flash... Continue Reading →

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