For FREE, full version EMC ViPR available for download.

If you are interested in Software Define Storage or in general is SDDC (Software Define Datacentre) I’m pretty sure you would be very interesting to have a closer look at newest EMC baby – ViPR. You can download full, without any limitation for non-commercial use EMC ViPR 1.0.

What’s ViPR:

EMC ViPR is a software-defined platform that abstracts, pools, and automates a data center’s underlying physical storage infrastructure. It provides a single control plane for heterogeneous storage systems to data centre administrators.

ViPR enables storage-defined data centers by providing:

  • An Object Data Service that supports multiple object store protocols including EMC Atmos, Amazon S3, and Openstack Swift (data path).
  • Storage automation capabilities for heterogeneous block and file storage (control path).
  • Integration with VMware and Microsoft compute stacks to enable higher levels of compute and network orchestration.
  • A comprehensive RESTful interface for integrating ViPR with management and reporting applications.
  • A web-based User Interface (UI) that provides the ability to configure and monitor ViPR, as well as perform self-service storage provisioning by enterprise users.
  • Comprehensive and customizable platform reporting capabilities, including capacity metering, chargeback, and performance monitoring through the included ViPR SolutionPack.

 

Before you deploy ViPR, you must have the following VMware software installed and configured:

  • VMware vCenter Server running in the vSphere environment.
  • An installed VMware ESX or ESXi server 5.0.x or 5.1.x running in the vSphere environment, and VMFS 5.
  • An installed vSphere Client from which you can access your vCenter Server.
  • A location accessible from the vCenter with a minimum of 1.6 GB of free space to store the files needed to deploy the ViPR virtual appliance. Additional disk space should be reserved for the virtual appliance snapshots.
  • DRS-enabled cluster or resource pool in a DRS-enabled cluster.
  • Datastore on shared block storage or Solid State Drive (SSD) of 10K RPM FC. Datastore should be backed by a shared RAID 0+1 or RAID 6 block device.
  • Read/write latency for ESXi datastores should average 10ms or less.

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Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).