Snapshots – EMC VNX

VNX Snapshots is a feature introduced in VNX for Block OE Release 32. It was created to improve on the existing SnapView Snapshot functionality by better integrating with pools. In fact, VNX Snapshots can only be used with pool LUNs.LUNs that are created on physical RAID groups, also called Classic LUNs,support only SnapView Snapshots. This restriction […]

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EMC Unisphere Overview

We already shared a post about Unisphere , how to use Unisphere . Here i want to share more  , how you can start working with EMC Unisphere. Launch Unisphere As I mentioned in my previous post, easiest way to launch is to fire up and Internet Browser and type the IP address of Control Station. When […]

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How to Use Unisphere – EMC VNX

Unisphere is web-enabled software for remote management of storage environment. It has all the extras, like widgets and sortable tables, wizards etc. Unisphere Management Server runs on the Storage Processor (SP) and the Control Station. To launch a Unisphere you can fire up an Internet browser and type the IP address of either one of […]

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FAST CACHE – EMC VNX

EMC FAST Cache technology gives a performance enhancement to the VNX Storage Array by adding FLASH drives as a Secondary Cache, working hand-in-hand with DRAM Cache and enhancing overall Storage Array performance. EMC recommend firstly using available Flash Drives for FAST Cache and then adding Flash Drives as a tier to selected FAST VP pools as […]

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EMC VNX Components and their purpose

Components and their purpose Standby Power Supply – SPS – This is a 1u uninterruptible power supply designed to hold the Storage processors during a power failure for long enough to write any data in volatile memory to disk. Disk Processor Enclosure – DPE (VNX5100/5300/5500/5200/5400/5600/5800/7600 models) – This is the enclosure that contains the storage processors as […]

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