SRDF SRA Upgrade

Our SRDF SRA version 10 has been out for some time now which means more customers are beginning to think about upgrading their 9.2 environment. Version 10 supports all the configurations that 9.2 does (you can compare release notes), along with more recent releases of both PowerMax and SRM. This is enabled by the backward... Continue Reading →

PowerFlex SRA whitepaper

I finally finished the new whitepaper for using the PowerFlex SRA with VMware SRM. The paper covers PowerFlex 3.x and 4.x using asynchronous replication (the only kind we support). For anyone who has had the unpleasant experience of using my 400 page SRDF SRA tome for PowerMax, you'll be happy to know this paper is... Continue Reading →

PowerFlex 4.0.1 and VMware SRM

We've released PowerFlex version 4.0.1 which comprises a lot of improvements to the base 4.0 version. If you are currently running version 4.0, I strongly recommend you work with your Dell team to plan an upgrade. Both versions of PowerFlex 4.x still require Dell's assistance to install, so unfortunately you cannot download the software yourself.... Continue Reading →

PowerFlex with VMware SRM

Now that I've covered replication on the PowerFlex, we can move right into VMware SRM. Like all storage-based replication, PowerFlex has an SRA that integrates with SRM and executes those tasks specific to the PowerFlex. The current version of the SRA is 1.0.0.1 and supports through PowerFlex 3.x. Support for 4.x is currently undergoing certification.... Continue Reading →

vSphere 8

*** Nov 8, 2022 update *** VMware has declared this IA release as GA now. You don't have to change anything it magically becomes GA. ************************* A new major vSphere release is available for download today - vSphere 8. VMware previously announced this at VMware Explore in August, but now you can actually get the... Continue Reading →

Reprotect SRDF before reprotect SRM

I have worked with a number of companies that have a DR requirement that their production environment switch sites (for the sake of this post we are speaking of a traditional two site configuration) every six months. Think of this as taking the place of regular testing at the DR site. Really then these companies... Continue Reading →

SRDF SRA 10.0

Along with the new PowerMax as expected we have a new SRA release, version 10.0. The primary feature of the release is to support Solutions Enabler 10.0 and the new platform - PowerMax 2500/8500. But there are a few items to discuss concerning the release, one a new requirement, the second a bug fix which... Continue Reading →

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