I am crazy heads down on a massive EMC World 2011 project right now. One bad side effect is I have not had time to keep up with the stuff I normally do on the side for EMC. This includes updates to the UBER VSAs (virtual storage appliances). I did get one *internal* one done recently but nothing for my community. Yet, almost a month ago, one of the teams behind the EMC VNX released a VSA for it. I helped do some testing and built an UBER version but did not have time to finish testing and bug fixing. The good news is I got my head enough above water on my main projects to dedicate some time today to squash the last big bug and finish this VSA. So I present for your free (unsupported) use: the EMC UBER VNX (CIFS/NFS) VSA v1. Details: First off, NFS/CIFS only. Long story on this but this VSA only has this enabled. The engineering teams have a multiprotocol(and much more) version but it is not quite ready for public yet (though it is coming). New VNX Unisphere. Looks even better. Cool new stuff and even slicker arrangement. One datamover only. Think of this version 1 as the beginning of a new series. I have not had the time to make the multi-DM version yet. Same greatness as before (Network auto add, storage auto add, quick wizard setup). And some caveats: I tested everything I could but this is going to be [...]
I know the UBER version of the Celerra Virtual Storage Appliance has been out for a while. But, finally with some incredible teamwork from the EMC vSpecialist squad I now present the complete Celerra UBER VSA Guide v1. This guide weighs out at 98 pages of material covering:
Every time I release a tool or write a blog post there is a voice in the back of my head saying, “Dude, no one is going to like this”. I think this is the first time that voice never said a word. From the beginning it was more of a question of how to make this work the way I wanted. And when I started to be able to play with it myself, I was blown away with how lucky I got in the final product.