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EMC ScaleIO on VMware vSphere Install – A little automation Part I…


Since EMC’s purchase of ScaleIO in 2013, I have become very familiar with the product.

I was fortunate enough to go to deep dive training in November to become even more familiar with what it offers and where it may be going.  While I was there, several of us had the opportunity to talk with product management about some things we’d like to see added/changed/etc.

Default Installation

From a high level, ScaleIO (formerly Elastic Converged Storage), runs natively in many Operating Systems and Hypervisors.  Unfortunately ScaleIO doesn’t natively run in VMware vSphere. Because of this, a virtual storage appliance (VSA) must be used to present local storage to the ScaleIO cluster.

To install ScaleIO in vSphere, the process is (basically):

To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, EMC ScaleIO on vSphere Install – A little automation Part I…- Jase’s Place

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