Announcement: Virtual Storage Integrator v5.4 is GA

General Availability of Virtual Storage Integrator v5.4 featuring AppSync Management for administering service plans and datastore copies directly from the vSphere Client.

 

Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI) is an EMC developed plug-in to the VMware vCenter management software.  It allows the VMware administrator to provision, monitor, and manage VMware vSphere Datastores on EMC storage arrays directly from vCenter, greatly simplifying management of the virtualized environment. The VSI plug-in is a no charge download available for EMC VFCache and all EMC arrays including EMC VNX, VNXe, VMAX 10K, VMAX 20K, VMAX 40K, VPLEX, CX4 and Celerra.

 

VSI AppSync Management (VSI AM) is a VMware vSphere client plug-in that provides VMware vSphere datastore protection services to:

  • Configure service plans
  • Mount/restore a datastore copy

 

With this new capability, a virtual admin can now also apply protection policies as they are provisioning the datastore from a single pane of glass.

 

VSI AM is not intended to replace the AppSync console (user interface). Consequently, there are scenarios for which the AppSync console must be used for configuration or troubleshooting operations that cannot be executed using the VSI AppSync plug-in. For example, registering RecoverPoint (RP) systems or VNX systems in the AppSync server requires the AppSync plug-in.

 

VSI v5.4 is available for download from Powerlink for EMC Customers and Partners at Home > Support > Software Downloads and Licensing > Downloads T-Z > Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI)

 

And, the Release notes are available at the following Powerlink location: Home > Support > Technical Documentation and Advisories > Software ~ T-Z ~ Documentation > Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI) > Virtual Storage Integrator for vSphere

 

YouTube video on VSI is available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klsZL3IO2Os&feature=plcp

 

Available from Support.emc.com:

https://support.emc.com/downloads/25364_AppSync

 

More info on AppSync: https://community.emc.com/community/connect/appsync