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.
- 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 much more like the original Celerra UBER VSA I released. As I get more time with it and get feedback I will improve stuff.
Here are the download links for the OVA, ZIP and MD5 hashes. Also there are torrent links for those that prefer that method.
EMC UBER VNX (CIFS/NFS) VSA v1 – OVA MD5 (FTP)
EMC UBER VNX (CIFS/NFS) VSA v1 – ZIP MD5 (FTP)
As always please comment if you have questions or hit the Everything VMware at EMC community page to drop questions for me or my EMC brothers and sisters.
And I will see all of you at the EMC World labs