VMware vSphere Storage APIs for Storage Awareness enables unprecedented coordination between vSphere/vCenter and storage arrays. It provides built-in storage insight in vCenter to support intelligent VM storage provisioning, bolster storage troubleshooting and enable new DRS-related use cases for storage

Dell EMC SC Series supports vSphere Storage APIs for Storage Awareness via the “provider” included in the Dell Storage Manager (DSM), starting with the 2016 R1, and all later releases.

This provider is compatible with vSphere/vCenter and supports the Dell Storage Center Arrays, as described on the VMware Compatibility Guide.

The new Dell Storage Center VASA provider is VASA version 1.0, VASA version 2.0, and Virtual Volume compliant. This provider replaces the VASA 1.0 compliant “Dell Compellent VASA Provider”, packaged with the Compellent Integration Tools for VMware (CITV) kit.

VASA VVOLS

For more information, see the following documents (download information is provided below):

  • Dell Storage Manager 2016 R2 Installation Guide
  • Dell Storage Manager 2016 R2 Administrator’s Guide
  • Dell Storage Manager 2016 R3.1 Installation Guide
  • Dell Storage Manager 2016 R3.1 Administrator's Guide

For support contact Dell via dell.com/support.

Compatible vSphere versions:

  • VASA 1.0 compatible with VMware vSphere 5.5, 6.0, & 6.5

  • VASA 2.0 compatible with VMware vSphere 6.0  & 6.5

System requirements:

Dell Storage Center (SC) with minimum:

  • Storage Center OS 6.3 for VASA 1.0

  • Storage Center OS 7.0 for VASA 2.0

Supported arrays:

Dell Storage Center (SC) series arrays

File & Provider details:

DSM download and its associated documents like Admin Guides and release notes are available on Knowledge Center.

For SCv2000 series, the DSM file and its associated documents are available on dell.com/support.

For SC7020, the DSM file and its associated documents will be available on Dell Digital Locker (DDL)

  • Provider name : Dell Storage VASA 2.0 Provider
  • Provider version : 2.0
  • File Information:

    DSM 2016 R2

    • DSM Windows Kit:

      • File Name : EnterpriseManager-16.2.1.228.zip

      • File Size : 1.72 GB

      • MD5 Checksum : abae6adcf310d53aa0459c57f30a86f8

    • DSM Virtual Appliance:

      • File Name : DSMBuildVM-16.2.1.228.ova

      • File Size : 5.30 GB

      • MD5 Checksum : c712b0e2e562f14ea86ea8a7f8fab4de

DSM 2016 R3.1

    • DSM Windows Kit:

      • File Name : EnterpriseManager-16.3.1.301.zip

      • File Size : 1.77 GB

      • MD5: 838d05a645aa4590acbeceb28aed2d24

    • DSM Virtual Appliance:

      • File Name : DSMBuildVM-16.3.1.301.ova

      • File Size : 5.40 GB

      • MD5: 541a6cb93de2a7cff4cd042e1ee3a267