Tag Archives: VMAX

EMC – Self Help Pt2 : SolVe Desktop

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** Updated August 2016** Some good news received today from Kirsty Allen from the SolVe desktop team @ EMC. SolVe Desktop has now been updated to include some new products; RecoverPoint VNX (1 & 2) VxRail Unity VMAX All Flash To get them included in your own catalog should just require a re-auth and download the kcf file.The content will be… Read more »

“GHOST” Vulnerability on EMC products

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No, not that type of ghost.   Just a quick post to collate some info regarding EMC equipment and a recently discovered vulnerability in certain libraries present in some versions of Linux, which are utilized in a number of EMC systems. As usual, this is a buffer-overflow type vulnerability, this time in the glibc 2.2 library that, when exploited, gains attackers… Read more »

EMC VNX/VNX2/VMAX: 600GB 15k Drive Increased failure rates – with fix.

This is the second time I have had EMA technical advisories recently regarding issues with 15k SAS disks. The first one I wrote about here. It doesn’t sound quite as serious as the last one (OMG, DATA LOSS), but worthy of a look and fix. Details; and full link here and excerpt just below “” EMC Technical Advisory This notification is to… Read more »

MiTrend- Self Service Performance Analysis for EMC VNX/VMAX/Clariion

The ability to do Performance analysis is an essential requirement for an Admin. Being able to detect bottlenecks that are contributing to degraded performance can have an immediate impact in saving business $$ and remaining agile. Of equal importance is capacity planning and trending. For EMC kit, the old failthful ‘Analyzer’ application is the bread and butter for this type… Read more »