The EMC Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI) for VMware vSphere Web Client is a plug-in for VMware vCenter. It enables administrators to view, manage, and optimize storage for VMware ESX/ESXi servers and hosts, and then map that storage to the hosts.
VSI consists of a graphical user interface and the EMC Solutions Integration Service (SIS), which provides communication and access to the storage systems.
Depending on the platform, tasks that you can perform with VSI include:
- Storage provisioning
- Setting multipathing policies
- Block deduplication
- Storage mapping
- Capacity monitoring
- Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) integration
- Data protection using EMC AppSync or EMC RecoverPoint
The topology of VSI
The following is the high level deployment procedure of VSI 7.1.
Download the VSI OVA at http://support.emc.com, deploy this OVA into your VM farm.
Login into Solution Integration Service (SIS) by administrator, default login ID and password is “admin” and “ChangeMe”
Register VSI Plug-in, go to VSI Setup and input VMware vCenter information and click “Register” button.
Login into vCenter by Web Client, when logging in, web client will download the registered VSI Plugin. You can see this plugin in the Client Plug-in of vCenter.
Go to vCenter Inventory Lists and register SIS.
Then register Storage System.
You can select the supported EMC storage on Storage system type menu.
NOTE: The following table lists the supported EMC storage for VSI 7.1