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 →

ESA 4.0 and Unisphere for VMAX REST API

Sorry I'm a little behind on this post - at EMC World in Vegas so besides the activities surrounding that, I'm 3 hours removed from the East Coast. But speaking of EMC World if you read my post and are out here at EMCW and want to shoot the breeze you can catch me at... 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 →


3.2 EMC Storage Analytics – eNAS, SRDF, et al.

ESA 3.2 (3.2.1 is the build) is available today for download offering many new features for the VMAX®/VMAX3™ and XtremeIO platforms, as well as adding ScaleIO support.  ESA 3.2 is supported on vRealize Operations Manager version 6.0.2 which is the latest patched release available from VMware.  For VMAX3 it requires SMI-S version 8.0.3.  You can... Continue Reading →


VMAX views and reports in ESA 3.1 & vROps

For those familiar with EMC Storage Analytics (ESA) and in particular the VMAX platform on ESA, you are probably aware that in version 3.1 there are no canned views or report templates for the array. In fact, currently VNX/VNXe are the only platforms with views and report templates. The expectation is that each platform will... Continue Reading →


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