EMC Virtual Storage Integrator + AppSync 5.4 is GA

Hi,

we recently released the EMC VSI 5.4 with it’s new Appsync Integration so before we dive to appsync, let’s do some recap on VSI 5.4 and it’s new features:

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  • Provision VMAX Storage
       –Create VMFS Datastores
    –Create RDM Volumes
    –Extend VMFS Datastores
  • Provision VNX/VNXe Storage
    –Create VMFS Datastores
    –Create RDM Volumes
    –Create NFS Datastores
    –Extend VMFS/NFS Datastores
    –Configure FAST-VP Tiering Policies
    –Legacy support for Celerra and CLARiiON
  • Clone Virtual Machines
    –Full Clone: Array-accelerated Copy
    –Fast Clone: Space-optimized Copy
    –Provision Cloned VMs to VMware View and Citrix XenDesktop
    –Refresh Desktops in VMware View and Citrix XenDesktop
  • Compress Virtual Machines
    –Reduce the Storage Space for VMs through VNX/e File Dedup and Compression
    –Decompress VMs on Demand
  • Improved VMAX meta device member size
    –Provision
    ▪<= 240 GB, TDEV
    ▪> 240 GB, Equal Size Member Device of Meta
    –Extend
    ▪+ Exact Multiple of TDEV Size
    —+ N * TDEV
    ▪+ Not Exact Multiple of TDEV Size
    —+ <= 240 GB: Meta = TDEV + new member
    —+ > 240 GB: Meta = TDEV + equal size new member ceiling to 240 GB
  • Finer VMAX Storage Pool Available Capacity
    –Physical Available Capacity
    –Oversubscription Rate
  • VNX New Block OE 5.32 Support
    –Mixed Pool Type
    –New Tiering Policy: Start High Then Autoimageimage

–Fast Clone of Fast Clone

  • VNXe 2.2 New Shared Folder Server
    –Dual Network Interfaces
  • VMware vSphere 5.1 compatibility

 

VSI 5.4: Storage Viewer

  • Enhancement on GUI Responsiveness
    –GUI Threading Improvements
    –Context Switch Improvements
  • Solution Enabler Upgrade
    –Included SE 7.4.0.6 Installer
  • VMware vSphere 5.1 compatibility

VSI 5.4: Data Protection with AppSync

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  • Part of VSI plug-in family
    Datastore protection management
  • Multiple AppSync backends support
    –VNX Snapshot (Block OE 5.32+)
    –RecoverPoint
    ▪CDP/CLR/CRR
  • Extensive Logging

 

Credential

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Actions
•Add new AppSync credential
•Edit AppSync credential
•Remove AppSync credential
Notes
•Single connection only
•Role matters
•vCenter registration

Credential Dashboard

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Add Credential > AppSync Credential Input

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Add Credential > Test Failure

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Add Credential > Test Passed

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Add Credential > vCenter Registration

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Add Credential > Edit Credential

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Service Plan Inventory

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Actions
•View Service Plan info
•Modify Service Plan schedule
•Unsubscribe datastores
•Refresh at Service Plan & Image levels
•Expire Image copies
•View Image event histories
•QuickProtect datastores

Service Plans / Image Copies Info

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Modify Service Plan Schedule

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Unsubscribe datastore from Service Plan

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Image Copies Expiry & Event History

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QuickProtect

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Datastore Protection

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Actions
•Subscribe to existing Service Plan
•Create & subscribe to a new Service Plan

Create/Subscribe Service Plan > Sanity Checking

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Create/Subscribe Service Plan > Sanity Check Error

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Subscribe Service Plan

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Create Service Plan > Template

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Create Service Plan > RecoverPoint Type Details

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Create Service Plan > VNX Snapshot Type Details

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Create Service Plan > Schedule Details

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Create Service Plan > Set Schedule

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Datastore Mount/Restore

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Actions
•Mount a copy to host
•Restore datastore using a copy
•Point-in-Time selection

Mount/Restore > Menus & Commands

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Mount > Select Copy

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Mount > Select Copy > Point-in-Time Selection

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Mount > Copy selected by Point-in-Time

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Mount > Select Copy > Point-in-Time selection Failure

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Mount > Select Host

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Mount > Mount Options (VNX Snapshot & RecoverPoint)

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Restore > Select Copy

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Restore > Affected Entities

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