How on earth do I install the Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI) which was previously the EMC Storage Viewer plug-in for VMware vSphere?
1st off, what do I need to make this happen?
Hosts connected to an EMC SAN
EMC PowerLink Account that is entitled to download software (need to enter 1 license to prove you are a customer)
1. Get the EMC Solutions Enabler vApp, EMC Solutions Enabler for windows x86, and the EMC Storage Viewer vSphere plug-in. The vApp must live on a host that has access to the SAN/NAS and a mapped physical mode RDM LUN.
2a. Unzip the download
2b. Select the lucky host that will house the vApp. click File>Deploy OVF Template. Your host must have direct iSCSI or FC access to your SAN.
3. Let’s get this vApp going!
3a. This vApp needs a physical mode RDM LUN mapped to it.
3b. Boot up the guest and access the console.
3c. During boot you will need to agree to a EULA, change the password, and set the timezone.
3d. Next you will register a license key. Search PowerLink for this term:
“EMC Solutions Enabler Base License Key Card”
Or you can email email@example.com and they will give it to you.
3e. It will ask you if you want to enter another key. Enter No.
3f. You will now be taken to the SE screen.
3h. Log in to the web interface
4a. Install vSphere by opening up a webpage for an ESXi host. http://(esxi host ip)
4b. Install the EMC Solutions Enabler x86 version. x64 version will not work.
4c. Install the Virtual Storage Integrator.
4d. Use vSphere Client to log in.
5. Configure that plug-in!
5a. Click on the EMC Storage icon
5b. Enter the IP address of your Solutions Enabler vApp and click Test Connection.