I am excited to share with you the summary of the key New Product Features included in this release:


  • Integrated Microsoft Active Directory role based access (RBAC) to the ESI GUI
  • Automate disk provisioning for Microsoft SQL Server via ESI GUI
  • Set up and manage application protection using RecoverPoint and/or Appsync via ESI GUI.
  • Provision storage for Linux servers


Product Overview


EMC Storage Integrator (ESI) for Windows Suite is a set of tools for Microsoft Windows and Microsoft applications administrators. ESI for Windows provides the ability to view, provision, and manage block and file storage for Microsoft Windows, Exchange, and SharePoint sites. ESI supports the EMC Symmetrix® VMAX® series, EMC VNX® series, EMC VNXe® series, and EMC CLARiiON® CX® fourth generation (CX4) series of storage systems. ESI requires that you install the applicable adapter for your specific storage systems.

For further details on the ESI Suite and all of its components click here


Detailed feature set included in the 3.5 release:


Role based access control in ESI with Active Directory

Automate application disk provisioning for SQL Server

SCOM VPLEX health monitoring

Automate application protection with AppSync

Manage RP Bookmarks from ESI GUI

Storage provisioning for Linux host

Compatibility and Interoperability



This product is compatible with:

Windows 2008

Windows 2008 R2

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 R2

Linux (RHEL 6.x, SUSE 11, Ubuntu 12.10)

SMB 3.0

System Center Operations Manager 2007/2007 R2 / 2012 / 2012 SP1

System Center 2012 R2

System Center Virtual Machine Manager(SCVMM) 2012 SP1 UR4 or later and SCVMM 2012 R2

Exchange 2010/2013

SharePoint 2013 (SharePoint 2010 support will be dropped from 3.5)

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and 2012 SP1 on Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 is not supported; Windows Server 2008 is not supported for SQL Server scenarios


VMWare vSphere 5.5 

Exchange 2013 with SP1 on Windows 2012 R2



Target platforms supported by this product are:







RecoverPoint 4.0 SP2 and 4.1

VNXe 3100, 3150, 3200 and 3300

VPLEX GeoSynchrony 5.2, 5.3 (SCOM only)

AppSync 1.6


Click here to download a copy of ESI 3.5