If you work with EMC Symmetrix systems, you know the importance of VCMDB. Introduced with Symmetrix 4.0 and used in every generation after that, VCMDB stands for Volume Control Manager Database). Also in the latest generation of systems the VCM device is at times also referenced as VCM Gatekeeper.
There are two types of sparing strategies available on EMC Symmetrix Series of machines. In this post we will discuss the benefits and the criteriaâ€™s related to the use of Dynamic Hot Spares on EMC Symmetrix Systems.
There are two types of sparing strategies available on EMC Symmetrix Series of machines. In this post we will discuss the benefits and the criteria’s related to the use of Permanent Spares on the EMC Symmetrix Systems.
With the release of EMC Symmetrix V-Max systems, EMC introduced higher density EFDâ€™s (Enterprise Flash Disks) than being supported on its predecessor, the EMC Symmetrix DMX-4.
EMC Symmetrix V-Max systems were introduced back in the month of April 2009. With this new generation of Symmetrix came a new name V-Max and a new Enginuity family of microcode 5874.
In this blog post we will discuss the supported drive models for EMC Symmetrix DMX-4. Right before the release of Symmetrix V-Max systems, in early Feb 2009 we saw some added support for EFDâ€™s (Enterprise Flash Disk) on the Symmetrix DMX-4 platform. The additions were denser 200GB and 400GB EFDâ€™s.