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in emc - 24 May, 2016
by mordi - one comment
Installing Unity VSA for my lab to support vVOL

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

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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)

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Once the install complete  add additional HDD to the VM to serve as your actual storage

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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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Connect to the management ip hat you configure and apply the credentials (username admin default password: Password123#)

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when you login for the first time you will see a wizard

change your password :

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Copy the UUDI and click on this link: https://www.emc.com/auth/elmeval.htm once done download the license file and apply it  then Configure DNS / NTP .

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Configure the first pool, this is where you will need the storage from the additional disk that we added before.

name the pool and assign storage tier.

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After creating the pool you can just click Next, we will need only the pool for vVOL, verify that the storage pool complete successfully.

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Configure and enable the iSCSI adapter

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Skip the NAS server and click Finish.

In the next post when we will discuss how to create storage container to connect VMware datastore.

Thanks for reading

Mordi.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Dennis //23 Jun 2016

    Great post. Keep up the good work. It was fun playing around with vvol.