Networked Storage Designer - Unified (NSD-U)

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NSD-U is a Java/SQL application specifically designed for EMC Global Services & Authorized Partners to enabled detailed configuration designs to be created, scripted and generate automated reports of those designs in MS Word or MS Excel formats. NSD-U can import various configuration files from CLARiiON, Celerra Unified Storage Arrays combined with the SANSummary for Hosts & FC Switches. NSD-U can import existing configuration data or create entirely new configuration data if required. NSD-U can import and generate reports for complex configurations in minutes from existing CLARiiON, Celerra & Unified Storage arrays.


NSD-U is intended to be used in the following situations:

  • Detailed design for CLARiiON / Unified Block Storage Arrays.
    • CLARiiON/Unified Block Import from naviseccli "ArrayConfig" xml
    • CLARiiON/Unified Block Import from Manufacturing Files
    • CLARiiON Import from CAP xml (Note: CAP has not been updated with new features from R29 onwards, users are advised to use arrayconfig)
  • Detailed design for Celerra/Unified File Storage Arrays.
    • Celerra/Unified File Import from CCC xml
  • Detailed design for FC Switches Fabrics and Interconnects.
    • Host import from SANSummary
    • FC Switch import from SANSummary


Benefits of Using the Tool

NSD-U helps improve productivity of EMC staff and improves the quality and consistency of EMC engagements and customer escalations.

  • Reduced design time
  • Reduced report generation time
  • Databases can be shared across multiple resources working on a single project
  • Consistent design reports and implementations
  • Automated scripting for Unified Block / CLARiiON and Unified File / Celerra

Tool Information

Tool InformationTool Details
Latest Version1.8.4.0
GA DateMarch 29th, 2016
User AudienceEmployee, Partner
Link to Tool

Partner License RequirementsClick Here
License ControlledYes, via Global Services Tools Licensing
TrainingEMC Education search for "Networked Storage Designer"
Practice AffinityUnified Storage
Job AffinitySolutions Architect, Implementation Specialist
SupportClick Here
Product ManagerClick Here
Additional ResourcesSQL Scripts & Documentation
Enhancement RequestsClick Here
Other Information





NSDU & Windows 10


NSDU is officially supported on Windows 10 version however currently installations are being performed by our support team, due to some issues with particular versions of WIndows 10 and SQL2014. Please contact support for assistance with NSDU v2.0.0.1 on Windows 10. 

If you need assistance, please contact our support or refer to the online help for GS Tools Central here