The ESI VMAX Adapter supports EMC Fully Automated Storage Tiering for Virtual Pool (FAST VP) policies. EMC FAST VP is a VMAX feature that combines virtual provisioning of thin pools with automated data movement between tiers, which is based on performance measurements and user-defined policies.
Each FAST VP policy can contain different tiers, including FC tiers, SATA tiers, and so on. A storage group represents a set of LUNs, storage volumes, or devices that you can apply to a FAST VP policy.
You can use the ESI PowerShell FAST VP cmdlets to do the following tasks:
Add and remove FAST VP policies to storage groups.
Manage and remove storage groups.
Add LUNs to and remove LUNs from storage groups.
ESI has the following limitations for FAST VP and VMAX systems:
You must create storage pools, FAST VP policies, and tiers with other EMC tools, such as the EMC Solutions Enabler SYMCLI or Unisphere for VMAX.
If LUNs in a storage group are not bound to at least one pool that is part of the policy tier, you cannot associate a FAST VP policy to the storage group.
You cannot rebind LUNs to different storage pools for FAST VP.