Archive for 'EMC Install Guides'



Posted on 27. Jan, 2014 by .


  One of the most requested conversations I’m asked to present on, other then End User Computing, is EMC’s Strategy as it relates to the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC).  As you can imagine it’s a big conversation.  It seems I get the most questions and excitement when I bring up ViPR which is our […]

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Posted on 14. Jan, 2013 by .


  If you’ve been following my install guide series for ProSphere 1.7 you know that we have already installed the ProSphere vApp, we setup the discovery of the the VNX and in my last blog, we setup the discovery of the VMware Infrastructure.  The next step is to add in the fabric switch information.  In […]

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Posted on 10. Jan, 2013 by .


  Hopefully you had a chance to review my “How to install ProSphere” blog post and are now ready to continue adding more discovery objects into ProSphere to get a larger overview of your environment.  The next object we will be adding is our VMware vSphere infrastructure.  This will get us one step closer to […]

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Posted on 08. Jan, 2013 by .


<Update May 21st ProSphere was updated to 2.0, the install is still the same) <Updated Jan 14th to include links to setting up VMware with ProSphere, and Cisco Switches – links at the bottom> In December, the Storage Resource Management Suite was updated and with that came ProSphere 1.7.  If you are not familiar with […]

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Posted on 07. Dec, 2012 by .


  From time to time I’ve needed to get Solutions Enabler setup for various different reasons, on various different lab environments, as well as helping customers get this setup for things like VASA and ProSphere.  I figured I might as well document it and publish it so that in another 3 months, when I need […]

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Posted on 25. Sep, 2012 by .


  The final installment of my VSI Install Guide Series is our Path Management Plugin.  This  is another free plugin that allows you to set, or change global multiplathing settings in your VMware vSphere environment as it relates to connecting to EMC storage solutions.   If you’ve kept up with my other guides I took you […]

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Posted on 26. Jun, 2012 by .


  The VSI team has once again knocked their recent update out of the park.  Specifically I’m speaking to their recent update to Unified Storage Management 5.3 vSphere Client Plugin.  For those of you that are not familiar with these free plugins, or how to get them up and running check out the following three […]

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Posted on 08. Feb, 2012 by .


  Hopefully you have followed along with my other blog posts around the FREE cool vSphere Plugins EMC Offers.  In the first blog post I took you through the process of downloading and installing our Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI) Storage Viewer plugin (version 5.1) that was recently released in Jan 2012.  One of my favorite […]

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Posted on 01. Feb, 2012 by .

VSI Install Guide – Unified Storage Management

  Hopefully you had a chance to read my last blog post on how to setup and install the Virtual Storage Integrator – Storage Viewer plugin for vCenter.  If not, you will want to go back and review it before moving on to this next plugin.  You can certainly install these independently of each other […]

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Posted on 30. Jan, 2012 by .

VSI Plugin – Storage Viewer

A few weeks ago the EMC Solutions group released their Virtual Storage Integrator version 5.1 (VSI).  For those EMC+VMware customers that read my blog, and are not familiar with the VSI it’s the framework that EMC uses to write the various EMC+VMware plugins we offer to our joint customers.  What’s nice about a common framework […]

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