Dell EMC UnityVSA lets you deploy Dell EMC Unity unified storage as a virtual storage appliance. Dell EMC UnityVSA is software-defined storage that runs on industry-standard hardware and VMware ESXi, which you supply. Deploy this virtual storage appliance when you’re looking for low acquisition cost and ultimate flexibility in unified storage.
Dell EMC UnityVSA is right for entry-level hardware consolidation, multi-tenant storage instances, remote offices, branch office (ROBO) environments, and IT staging and testing.
In this series of EMC UnityVSA we have deployed and configured the UnityVSA successfully. In this post we will be adding an vCenter Server in EMC UnityVSA for mapping the ESXi hosts.
Add vCenter in EMC UnityVSA:
Login the EMC UnityVSA using browser.
Go to the Access in the Navigator Pane.
Here you can see the various tabs such as vCenters, ESXI Hosts, Virtual Machines and Virtual Drives.
Choose vCenter and click on Plus symbol.
Provide the vCenter Server credentials and click Find to lookup for vCenter Server.
You will see here ESXi hosts which are added in the vCenter Server.
Select the ESXi hosts and Click Next.
You can configure VASA Provider here.
Review the summary of the selections and click Finish to Add.
You can see the details of the tasks performing.
Once all the tasks completed, you can click Close to exit the wizard.
Now you can see that your vCenter and ESXi hosts are listed in the EMC UnityVSA.
That’s it. This is how you can easily add vCenter Serve into EMC UnityVSA. In the next post we will see on how to create Storage Pools.
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