Documentation Library

Welcome to my library of published works!

Please note that I try to keep the documentation up-to-date; however, in between updates I use this blog to convey important information. For instance, if you find a best practice in a document below and do not see any blog post referencing a newer code release with a new recommendation, then the current recommendation stands. If you are unsure, please post a comment to this page. Although you can download the PDF, be sure to occasionally check the Last Updated column here in case there is a more recent version. The documents themselves will also have the data.

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Whitepaper or TechBook Topic Last Updated
The Dell PowerMax and VMware vSphere Configuration Guide PowerMax with VMware Best Practices up to PowerMaxOS 10 August 2022
Using VMware Storage APIs for Array Integration with Dell PowerMax VAAI: XCOPY, UNMAP, WRITE SAME, ATS August 2022
Implementing Dell EMC SRDF SRA with VMware SRM SRDF SRA 9.0 and 10.0 and SRM November 2022
Best Practices for Using Dell EMC SRDF/Metro in a VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster SRDF/Metro and vMSC July 2022
Using VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes 2.0 and VASA 3.0 with Dell PowerMax vVols, VASA3, SRM May 2022
Disaster Recovery for Oracle Real Application Clusters with VMware Virtual Volumes vVols, Oracle RAC, PowerCLI and SRM September 2021
Implementing the Dell EMC PowerMax Veeam Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication Veeam and Backup & Recovery August 2021
Using the Dell PowerMax Content Pack for VMware vRealize Log Insight VMware Log Insight May 2022
Using EMC SRDF Adapter for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager SRDF SRA 6.3 and earlier and SRM Terminal release
Using Dell EMC VMAX and PowerMax Storage in VMware vSphere Environments VMAX and PowerMax with VMware Best Practices up to PowerMaxOS 5978.644.644 Terminal release
Using VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes 1.0 and VASA 2.0 with Dell EMC VMAX and PowerMax vVols, VASA2 Terminal release
Using SRDF/Metro in a VMware Metro Storage Cluster Running Oracle E-Business Suite and 12C RAC SRDF/Metro, Oracle, and SRM Terminal release

34 thoughts on “Documentation Library

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    1. Hi Nawal,

      We don’t have an Admin Guide per se, but here are a few that should be useful. If you can’t find the topic you want in these, let me know what you need and I can get something more specific based on your requirements.

      Click to access h17064-dell-emc-powermax-reliability-availability-and-serviceability-technical-white-paper.pdf

      Click to access docu88904.pdf

      Click to access h16856-dell-emc-embedded-management-on-powermax-and-vmax-all-flash.pdf


      1. Hi Drew,

        I need administrations Guide for daily operation like, THIN device provision, storage Group, cascade initiator group, initiator group, port group, masking view, timefinder clone, snapVX, SRDF, snapshot etc…

  1. Hi Drew,

    I am unable to find any host best practices (disk timeout, lun and hba qdepth, etc) for vmware and SRDF metro on Powermax. Have you any thoughts on that?

    Thank you,

  2. Hi Drew, any idea when SRDF SRA Adapter 9.2.0 will support VM SRM 8.3.1? I saw the latest chart in the SRDF SRA with VMware SRM ver. 9.2 Guide but it only has SRM 8.3 as of right now. Regards, Gary

  3. Hi Drew,
    The recent “The Dell PowerMax and VMware vSphere Configuration Guide” published in July 2022 link is already dead. It was working as a charm yesterday. Thanks !

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