EMC Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI) is the free vCenter plugin provided by EMC that extends the vCenter UI to add additional EMC-specific capabilities.
We continue to invest in VSI based on what customers tell us they want….
In EMC VSI 5.1, we introduced performance reporting - one of the most recommended features - which is a simple, lightweight way of seeing the view of the VM, the ESX host and the array in vCenter.
While not as sophisticated as something like EMC ProSphere – this VSI capability means that customers who use EMC and VMware together can see vSCSIstats level info, ESXtop level info, and array level info all in one view, and that it is context-sensitive, only showing info based on the objects selected in vCenter
In EMC VSI 5.1, only VMFS data stores were supported, in 5.2 we added support for NFS datastores on EMC VNX and EMC VG gateways.
VSI can be downloaded from EMC Powerlink under Home > Support > Software Downloads and Licensing > Downloads T-Z > Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI)
You can download this demo in high-rez MOV format here.
Have fun, and please give us feedback!