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November 11, 2008


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Thanks for this great post. I have only one comment, the download link for the ovf file is incorrect. It must be: ftp.documentum.com/vmwarechampion/Virtual_Machine_Library/Celerra/Celerra_56_VSA.zip

Chad Sakac

Thanks afokkema - link fixed!


Thank you for these tutorials, the VSA is helping me answer a lot of questions I have about the EMC platform.

Just because I'm a stickler for tuning, etc in virtual environments, I have a couple of nit-pickey questions.

When I use the default template, my disks end up in two different pools. Is there a way to make them all show up in one pool?

Can they be re-provisioned from the management tool or do I need to delete/recreate them?

Second, my additional disks are attached to a paravirtual SCSI adapter that has a significantly different performance profile than the boot device. Is there are way to make sure the new storage is in a different pool from the original disks or to remove the original disks so they aren't used?

Third, by my understanding of storage platforms, the performance pool is going to have significantly more spindles in a physical world. In a virtual world with disks as files on the same spindles, more "spindles" would mean more contention for the same device and thus be worse performance. Does the VSA take this into consideration? Is there really an actual difference (in VSA land) between the economy and performance pools or are these just conceptual?

Best Regards


Hey, Great post


Hey, Great post

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