VSI 7.2 – vSphere 6.5 support

VSI 7.2 is available today for download here. This is quite a minor release, though not unimportant because it adds support for vSphere 6.5. Now you might say, wait I thought you introduced vSphere 6.5 support In VSI 7.1. Yeah, well we did kind of, but it was only support for the 6.5 Web Client... Continue Reading →

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Uninstall the VSI plug-in

I mean who wants to do that? Well turns out lots of people. I've had my share of battling with the VSI plug-in but I expect it with all my development environments. It has come to my attention, though, that many customers also experience the joy of trying to uninstall the plug-in. This is a typical, frustrated... Continue Reading →

VSI 7.0 – the VMAX release

Last week we got ESA 4.1 with some nice VMAX additions, today VSI 7.0 with even more - hence "the VMAX release". Alright it's not really named that but that's what I'm calling it. Considering VSI 7.0 gets us to about 99% of the features the VSI thick client had for VMAX, this is the release we've... Continue Reading →

What’s in a name? The SRDF Utilities for SRM

I've spent countless hours documenting our SRDF SRA for SRM and the accompanying Utilities.  Unfortunately there are subtleties in the product pair which continue to confuse both our customers and our own employees who work with those customers.  After writing yet another email response about this topic the other day I thought I'd take a stab at... Continue Reading →

VSI 6.9 – SMI-S 8.2, 6.0 U2

This week EMC released VSI 6.9.  This release is actually 1 of 2 for version 6.9, with the second one scheduled for the end of this month.  The reason for the second release has to do with the timing of new storage code for some platforms; so rather than pushing the changes to the next... 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 →

VSI 6.8 – VMAX AFA and eNAS

It's a busy end to our Q1 this year with a deluge of releases.  Like our other quarterly released product ESA (3.5), the latest version of VSI, 6.8, is now available.  We have some new support and a new feature on the VMAX side.  VSI 6.8 will be the first version which supports both the... Continue Reading →

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