The ESI VNXe Adapter enables storage administrators to create, provision, and manage VNXe storage arrays with ESI. This adapter supports all VNXe storage systems that are supported in ESI.
To use this adapter, you need to install the latest version of the EMC Unisphere VNXe CLI for your specific environment on the ESI controller host. The latest versions of the VNXe CLIs are available for download on EMC Online Support.
Installing the adapter
The EMC VNXe Adapter is not installed by default with ESI. You must select to install it during your installation of ESI. If you did not, then reinstall ESI and confirm that the EMC VNXe Adapter is selected in the InstallShield Wizard Setup window. Prerequisites and Installing ESI provide system prerequisites and installation instructions for the ESI host system.
You can use the ESI GUI to view VNXe3200 LUN groups and unified snapshots.
You must use the ESI PowerShell Toolkit to do the following for block storage:
Create and delete LUN groups
Manage, add, and remove LUNs in LUN groups
Grant or deny host access to LUNs in LUN groups
Grant or deny host access to snapshots of LUNs in LUN groups
Create and delete unified snapshots of LUNs in LUN groups
Restore snapshots to LUNs in LUN groups
For file storage, you can do the following with the ESI PowerShell Toolkit:
Get file systems
Create, delete, and restore snapshots
Adding a VNXe system
After meeting the prerequisites and completing the ESI installation, your final setup step is to add the VNXe systems in ESI.