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 →

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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 →

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 →

vLab: ESA for VMAX3

One of the great resources we have here at EMC is our vLab environment.  If you've attended EMC World or VMworld you no doubt have seen the hands-on-lab areas where we run many of these vLabs so our customers can learn about new products or perhaps become familiar with new features of products they already... Continue Reading →

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