ESA 7.1

This post is one of the rare ones where I can cover both PowerFlex and PowerMax together since I'll be discussing Enterprise Storage Analytics (ESA) release 7.1. ESA 7.1 is not a major release, and yet is an important one for PowerFlex. There are three major features, or rather new support in this release: vRealize... Continue Reading →

Sizing vROps with Dell EMC Storage Analytics

I thought I'd cover how you can size (vCPU, memory, and disk) vRealize Operations when using Dell EMC Storage Analytics (ESA). When you deploy vRealize Operations, VMware will offer sizing options in the deployment wizard ranging from Extra Small to Extra Large. The sizing options will dictate how many vCPUs are assigned and how much... Continue Reading →

vRealize Operations 8.1 and vVols

I normally don't cover VMware's new releases for non-vSphere products unless we have integration available, however in this case I wanted to point out some new functionality in vROps 8.1. Our Dell EMC Enterprise Storage Analytics plugin just released version 5.1 which supports vROps 8.0 only. Given the close proximity of the releases I know... Continue Reading →

New VMware releases – vRealize and vSphere 6.7 U2

VMware dropped a bunch of Q2 updates for vRealize and vSphere 6.7 yesterday so I wanted to note the current interoperability with our integrations. vRealize Updates Starting with vRealize, these new versions are now available: vRealize Log Insight 4.8 vRealize Automation 7.6 vRealize Orchestrator 7.6 vRealize Operations 7.5 Beginning with vRealize Log Insight, our Dell... 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 →

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 →

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