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 →

Dell EMC VMAX and PowerMax Content Pack

This week I published a new update to the VMAX Content Pack which is used in conjunction with VMware Log Insight, VMware’s log collection software. You can locate it under the new name Dell EMC VMAX and PowerMax Content Pack in the VMware Solutions Exchange: or online within your own Log Insight installation: The description… 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 →

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 →

ESA 3.1 – VMAX3 arrives

ESA 3.1 (will show as 3.1.1 – just a version thing) is available starting today bringing the VMAX3 into the world of storage analytics.  In general this means we get the topology, metrics and support for VMAX3 objects within the VMAX dashboards, but also alerting and capacity planning.   ESA has the ability to show the… Continue Reading →

VMAX3 and RP for VMs to my rescue

Although RP for VMs (RP4VM) has been out for a while now, and there are plenty of other blogs and documentation, I thought I’d just recount one scenario I ran into where it really saved me.  Now make no mistake I am a VMAX guy and my replication/DR solution of choice is SRDF 🙂  But… Continue Reading →

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