Glad to see that people are having downloading and success with the Celerra VM on VMware Workstation based on this original post. I wanted to provide a quick "HOWTO" to help, and will publish a 201 (setting up Replication and a 301 - configuring SRM).
Most folks are doing well if they just RTFM, but I thought a little "hand-crafted walkthrough" might help others. The standard documentation is geared towards VMware Workstation, which is the officially supported target (BTW, you don't need to ask, we're making ESX OVF a standard package :-), so some people stumbled a bit when trying to use it with ESX.
I've updated the OVF (some of the problems people were having were a result of the actual previous OVF I posted - SORRY - sheepishly) . Make sure you download the new one if you're going to follow along (again, you can get that here)
Ok - have you got it? Ok... then read on...
Quickly then here - in this HOWTO:
- Importing the Virtual Appliance
- Get the Celerra Sim up on ESX, and configuring the VMX
- Configuring network interfaces (and what they all mean)
- Making the Celerra Sim unique after cloning
- Licensing Celerra features
- Configuring Datamover interfaces and iSCSI targets
- Getting iSCSI LUNs to the ESX cluster
- getting NFS exports to the ESX cluster
I will post followups shortly:
- 201 series (adding storage to the simulator, configuring snapshots, configuring remote replication, etc)
- 301 series (configuring Site Recovery Manager, VDI mass replicas, etc).
In a little bit, I'm going to start posting bit by bit other EMC VMs (they are legion - ADM, Control Center, Avamar, Replication Manager, Networker 7.4.x, IT Compliance Analyzer, EMC Backup Advisor, and that's just getting started) with similar guides, so let me know if this is useful - BTW - they are also going through the formal release and VM Appliance programs, but I'm notoriously impatient, and think many of you out there are smart enough to get some fun out of these without too much hand-holding :-)