This is a freely available vCenter plugin that shows integrated views of storage use, configuration, and checks for some array best practice settings. It joins the two other EMC vCenter plugins (one for automated SRM failback, the other for creating rapid array-based copies of VMs which you can find here – and YES we are planning on merging them :-) It is supported on vCenter 2.5 update 2 and later
UPDATE (4/6/2009 – 7:31pm) – a bit shoddy on my part to not hit a couple “known issues” – Virtual Center update 4 isn’t supported (workaround noted in the readme), and if you have NFS datastores present, it’s known issue. Working on it. The vCenter plugin model is also getting updated a bit (new options) which is adding a bit of dev. fun.
The Storage Viewer Plug-in has been posted to EMC Powerlink and is available for download in all the PowerLink views - customers, partners and employees at Home > Support > Product and Diagnostic Tools > Symmetrix Tools > Symmetrix Tools for VMware
In spite of the location, this is a tool that supports CLARiiON and the FC ports on the Integrated Celerra units.
There’s also a whitepaper on how to use it – in the same location.
Please take note of the EULA that’s included with the software download and reference the README file for important installation and support details.