How do I create a storage view in Vplex?

How do I create a storage view in Vplex?

  1. View available storage. Go to Provision Storage select cluster > Storage Arrays.
  2. Claim storage volumes. Storage volumes must be claimed before they can be used in a cluster.
  3. Create extents from storage volumes.
  4. Create devices from extents.

How do I find my Vplex serial number?

This info is available on the serial number tag attached to the front top of the cabinet frame and on the packing slip.

How do I expand virtual volume in Vplex?

Local only volumes can be expanded by using concatenated volume expansion. For distributed volumes, there was no convenient way to expand the virtual volume. (You would have to break the distributed volume, expand the underlying device and rejoin the distributed virtual volume with a complete resync)

What is storage view in VPLEX?

Storage Views determine host access to virtual volumes from VPLEX. Cluster. Name of the VPLEX cluster.

How do I create a distributed volume in VPLEX?


  1. Create a Logging Volume.
  2. Identify claimed storage.
  3. Create Extents from selected storage.
  4. Create Local Devices.
  5. Create Distributed Device.
  6. Attach Rule-set / Detach Rules.
  7. Create Virtual Volumes on the new Distributed Device and export to hosts.

How do I access Vplex GUI?

Log in to the WebGUI by opening up a browser and typing in the management server IP address or open the VPlexcli from the management server prompt and check to see if the changes you were not able to see before now show.

How do I collect CD logs from Vplex?

  1. Access the VPLEX management server for the cluster you will be collecting the director logs for.
  2. ssh as root to the director(s) you need to collect the logs from.
  3. Change directory (cd) to the /var/log directory of the director you are on.

How do I create a distributed volume in Vplex?

What is virtual volume in VPLEX?

Virtual volumes

Finally, one Virtual Volume can be created per Device. Virtual Volumes are the elements which can be associated with a Storage View to export the storage data as a LUN to a host through the VPLEX front-end ports.

How does VPLEX work in data center?

VPLEX is based on standard EMC building block hardware architecture components such as those used in its Symmetrix product line. VPLEX uses an in-band architecture which means that data flowing between a host and a storage controller flows through one or more directors.

What VPLEX local?

VPLEX Local brings non-disruptive data mobility to applications and virtual machines across storage arrays within the same data center. Perfect for workload balancing, or relocating due to planned infrastructure maintenance and technology refreshes, VPLEX Local accomplished all this with zero application disruption.

What is Vplex used for?

VPLEX enables IT organizations to build data center infrastructure that is always available and non-disruptive. VPLEX’s unique implementation of distributed cache coherency allows the exact same data to be read/write accessible across two storage systems at the same time.

What is Dell EMC Vplex?

The Dell EMC VPLEX is a network-based, virtualized storage product designed to create high-availability storage between datacenters and to provide the ability to move applications and data between storage environments. VPLEX leverages Dell EMC’s common hardware design employed in the Unity, VNX, and PowerMax/VMAX.

How does Vplex work?

VPLEX uses an in-band architecture which means that data flowing between a host and a storage controller flows through one or more directors. On the front end, VPLEX presents an interface to a host which looks like a standard storage controller SCSI target.

What Vplex local?

How does Vplex work in data center?