Everything Microsoft and VMAX


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Last updated: November 9, 2016


Date AvailableTitleDescription / TechnologyReferences
Mar, 2017DELL EMC VMAX ALL FLASH STORAGE FOR MISSION-CRITICAL SQL SERVER DATABASESThis white paper describes the Dell EMC® VMAX® All Flash storage system, which provides high performance and storage efficiency by using compression to run SQL Server mission-critical databases. VMAX All Flash storage provides ease of use, reliability, high availability, security, and versatility.http://www.emc.com/collateral/white-papers/h15019-vmax-all-flash-storage-for-sql-server-wp.pdf
Feb, 2017Top 10 Reasons: MS SQL Server on VMAX All-Flash Customer WebinarJoin our team of experts for a panel discussion on the “Top 10 Reasons: VMAX All-Flash for MS SQL Server”. In this Valentine’s Day special webinar, you will fall in love with the combination of Microsoft SQL Server and Dell EMC’s VMAX All-Flash. Top 10 Reasons: MS SQL Server on VMAX All-Flash
Jan, 2017ESI 5.0Support for VMAX Trinity S/W and 250F/FX platform, management of VMAX with embedded NAS (eNAS) systems, PowerShell scripting tool and other featureshttps://support.emc.com/downloads/17404_Storage-Integrator-for-Windows-Suite
Nov, 2016Top 10 Reasons Why VMAX for SQL ServerTop 10 Reasons Why VMAX for SQL Serverhttp://www.emc.com/collateral/handout/h15612-vmax-af-top-reasons-sql.pdf
Nov, 2016VMAX Tech-for-the-Trenches updateUpdate on VMAX All Flash and SQL Server SolutionsSlides | Stream
Nov, 2016mSpecialist Forum update on VMAX All FlashUpdate on VMAX All Flash and Microsoft SQL Server SolutionsSlides | White Paper | Stream | Download
Nov, 2016



This white paper discusses VMAX® SRDF/Metro functionality in the context of deploying, planning, and protecting Microsoft SQL Server

Oct, 2016Windows Server 2016 CertificationWindows Server 2016 certification of all VMAX platformsWindows Server Catalog
Oct, 2016ESI 4.1With support of VMAX3/VMAX AF Snapshot management for using Snap VX and more than 20 new ESI PowerShell Toolkit cmdlets listed in the release noteshttps://download.emc.com/downloads/DL79453_Storage-Integrator-(ESI)-4.1-for-Windows-Suite.zip
Jun, 2016



This white paper outlines best practices for planning, implementing and configuring Embedded NAS, within VMAX3 & VMAX All Flash storage arrays, to obtain maximum operating efficiencies from the eNAS component of the array.

Jun. 2016EMC VMAX ALL FLASH AND VMAX3 iSCSI DEPLOYMENT GUIDE FOR WINDOWS ENVIRONMENTSThis white paper provides guidelines and best practices for deploying iSCSI with EMC® VMAX® All Flash and VMAX3™ systems in Microsoft environments, including with SQL Server databases.http://preview.emc.com/collateral/white-papers/h15143-emc-vmax-all-flash-vmax3-iscsi-deploy-win-wp.pdf
May 2016EMC Storage Integrator 4.0With support for Hudson Q2 MR (5977.811.784)https://download.emc.com/downloads/DL69875_EMC-Storage-Integrator-(ESI)-4.0-for-Windows-Suite.zip?source=OLS
Apr. 2016mSpecialist call update on VMAX All Flash

Overview of VMAX All Flash and Microsoft Integration and Solutions

Stream | Download | Slides
Apr. 2016


Deployment and Performance Best practices for Microsoft SQL Server on VMAX; AppSync configuration and workflow; Various connectivity and design options

Feb. 2016ESI now supports VMAX All FlashESI now supports VMAX All Flashhttps://support.emc.com/docu55317_EMC-Storage-Integrator-(ESI)-Storage-Management-for-Windows-Suite-Simple-Support-Matri…
Feb. 2016VMAX3 eNAS DEPLOYMENT FOR MICROSOFT WINDOWS AND SQL SERVER ENVIRONMENTSThis document provides guidelines and best practices for deploying eNAS for Microsoft environment using SMB 3.0 file shares. It also covers specific applications use cases of deploying and migrating Microsoft SQL Server on eNAS file storage using VMAX3 File Auto Recovery (FAR).http://www.emc.com/collateral/white-papers/h14241-vmax3-enas-deployment-microsoft-sql-server-wp.pdf
Dec. 2015Continuous Availability for Microsoft Applications with EMC VMAX3 and EMC SRDF/MetroVMAX3 SRDF/Metro on Indus (5977.691.684).  VMware virtualization with Microsoft Applications (SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business)https://www.emc.com/collateral/white-paper/h14686-ca-microsoft-apps-vmax3-wp.pdf
Dec. 2015Microsoft SQL Server Best Practices And Design Guidelines For EMC StorageEMC Best Practices for SQL Server, including VMAX3http://www.emc.com/collateral/technical-documentation/h14621-microsoft-sql-server-best-practice.pdf
Dec. 2015EMC Storage Integrator 3.9With VMAX3 Indus (5977.691.684) and SMI-S 8.1 supportStorage Integrator (ESI) 3.9 for Windows Suite
Dec. 2015Introduction To Azure Site Recovery With SAN Replication Using VMAX3 SnapVX And SRDF - Joint Paper with MicrosoftThis white paper discusses the basic fundamentals of how to implement Microsoft’s Azure Site Recovery for SAN replication, using VMAX3 to perform site - to-site disaster recovery and protection of private clouds.http://www.emc.com/collateral/white-paper/h14528-azure-site-recovery-san-replication-with-vmax3-wp.pdf
Sep. 2015Microsoft Private Cloud with Microsoft ApplicationsReference architecture based on Azure Pack and System Center with Exchange, SharePoint and SQL



Sep. 2015SRDF Consistency with ODX (Offload Data Xfer) - VMAX HYPERMAX OS 5977.691.684Enhancement - SRDF SAN replication now works with Microsoft Hyper-V ODXhttps://support.emc.com/docu56902_VMAX3-Family-with-HYPERMAX-OS-5977-Release-Notes.pdf
Sep. 2015Azure Site Recovery (ASR) with VMAX based SAN Replication White PaperSRDF based Disaster Recovery for Hyper-V environmentshttp://www.emc.com/collateral/white-paper/h14528-azure-site-recovery-san-replication-with-vmax3-wp.pdf
Aug. 2015VMAX3 eNAS Deployment for Microsoft Windows and SQL Server EnvironmentVMAX3 eNAS for MS SQL Serverhttp://www.emc.com/collateral/white-papers/h14241-vmax3-enas-deployment-microsoft-sql-server-wp.pdf
Jul. 2015VMAX and VMAX3 SRDF Integration with Microsoft Azure Site RecoverySRDF based Disaster Recovery for Hyper-V environmentsVMAX and VMAX3 SRDF Integration with Microsoft Azure Site Recovery Now GA!
Jul. 2015VMAX3 EMC TimeFinder SnapVX and Microsoft SQL ServerVMAX3 TimeFinder Best Practice for SQL Serverhttp://www.emc.com/collateral/white-papers/h14273-vmax3-timefinder-snapvx-microsoft-sql-server.pdf
Jun. 2015EMC Storage Integrator (ESI) for Windows Suite 3.7Introducing VMAX3 support along with SLO based provisioninghttps://support.emc.com/docu58841_Storage-Integrator-for-Windows-Suite-3.7-Release-Notes.pdf
Apr. 2015Managing Microsoft SQL Server Workloads by Service Levels on EMC VMAX3 Solution GuideVMAX3 FAST solution guide for MS SQL Serverhttp://www.emc.com/collateral/technical-documentation/h13826-microsoft-sql-vmax3-sg.pdf
Jan. 2015Deployment Best Practice for Microsoft SQL Server with VMAX3  Service Level Objective ManagementVMAX3 FAST best practice for MS SQL Serverhttp://www.emc.com/collateral/white-papers/h13858-deployment-best-practice-ms-sql-server-vmax3-slo-mgmt.pdf