Installing Unity VSA for my lab to support vVOL

emc, Home-Lab
I was looking a way to practice vVOL in my home lab so a quick google search got me to EMC Unity-VSA. So if you like to practice vVOL with me here are the steps i took to install EMC UnityVSA: Download the appliance from EMC website , you will need to register https://community.emc.com/community/products/unity   After the download is over install the ova file on your esx host , in my lab i needed to shutdown my other host and install 18GG of RAM on my esxi0 host and also added 4 more NICs (via VMware Workstation) Once the install complete  add additional HDD to the VM to serve as your actual storage Start the EMC Unity VSA appliance and wait for the DNS name to show in the summary tab (took me about 25Min)…
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