ESI for Windows includes:
ESI PowerShell Toolkit
ESI Service PowerShell Toolkit
The toolkits are written for the PowerShell 4.0 platform, which is developed by Microsoft specifically for Windows System Management automation.
The ESI PowerShell Toolkit enables you to provision and manage storage to Microsoft Windows hosts that use EMC storage. This toolkit includes a set of PowerShell cmdlets to manage EMC storage systems from the PowerShell command line. The ESI PowerShell Toolkit provides access to most of the provisioning functionality offered by the ESI Microsoft Management Console (MMC) application and shares a common configuration set with the MMC application.
The ESI PowerShell Toolkit provides cmdlets to manage:
Connections to host and storage systems and to provision block storage.
Disk devices in hypervisor environments, such as VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Citrix XenServer.
Block device snapshots for EMC Symmetrix VMAX, VNX, VNXe, and CLARiiON CX4 series of storage systems.
ESI PowerShell cmdlet list provides a complete list of the cmdlets.
The ESI Service PowerShell Toolkit provides cmdlets for setting up the ESI Service for use with the ESI System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) Management Packs.
The ESI Service PowerShell Toolkit provides cmdlets for setting up the ESI Service to:
Get the storage system entity data and entity relationships for the entity graph.
Configure service security.
Register EMC storage systems.
ESI Service PowerShell cmdlet list provides a complete list of the cmdlets.
The ESI PowerShell Toolkit is installed as part of the ESI product. The ESI Service PowerShell Toolkit is installed when you install the ESI Service. The toolkits have the same system prerequisites as ESI, including the Windows PowerShell 4.0 installed and enabled as a Windows feature on each system that is running the toolkit.