This page is a frequently updated collection of all Dell EMC SC Series (including Compellent) technical documents and videos produced by Dell storage engineering, marketing and solution partners.

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Data Protection FluidFS / NAS SQL Server
Databases (General) Linux / Unix Storage Center (General)
EM/DSM Oracle Virtualization
Exchange Server  SharePoint Windows Server

 

Data Protection

Title Published/Updated Type
Dell EMC SC Series Storage: Synchronous Replication and Live Volume July 2017 White Paper
Dell EMC SC Series Storage: CommVault Version 11 March 2017 Best Practices
Live Volume with Auto Failover Support for Microsoft August 2016 Video
SC Series Live Migrate and Live Volume: Multi-array federation and business continuity June 2016 Feature Brief
Dell Storage SC Series 6.7 Live Volume Automatic Failover December 2015 Video
NetBackup 7.7 with Dell SC Series Storage November 2015 Best Practices
Dell Compellent Live Volume and Synchronous Replication Demo Video June 2014 Video
Dell Compellent Storage Center With CommVault Simpana 9.0 Best Practices November 2013 Best Practices
SAN-Based Backup and Recovery with Microsoft Data Protection Manager and Compellent Storage Center November 2013 Solutions Guide

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Databases (General)

Title Published/Updated Type
Dell SC Series Storage with MySQL April 2016 Best Practices

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Enterprise Manager/Dell Storage Manager

Title Published/Updated Type
Dell EMC Storage Manager Scalability Solutions April 2017 Best Practices
Dell Storage Manager Virtual Appliance Demo Video February 2017 Video
Configuring Dell Storage Manager for High Availability November 2016 Best Practices
PS Series to SC Series Storage Data Migration using Thin Import June 2016 Deployment and Configuration
Dell Storage Manager: Day-to-day Management April 2016 Video
PS Series to SC Series Storage Data Migration using Thin Import Video October 2015 Video
Creating and mapping a volume in Enterprise Manager August 2014 Video
Create a Cluster Object in Enterprise Manager August 2014 Video
Edit User Preferences in Enterprise Manager August 2014 Video
Recovering data from a Replay using Enterprise Manager August 2014 Video
Creating a Replay profile and applying it to a volume using Enterprise Manager August 2014 Video
Using the Enterprise Manager Server Agent on a Windows server to create a volume August 2014 Video
Creating Threshold Definitions in Enterprise Manager August 2014 Video

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Exchange Server

Title Published/Updated Type
Microsoft ESRP - Dell EMC SCv3020 14,000 Mailbox Exchange 2016 Resiliency Storage Solution using 10K Drives October 2017 White Paper
Microsoft ESRP - Dell EMC SCv3020 7,000 Mailbox Exchange 2016 Resiliency Storage Solution using 7.2K Drives October 2017 White Paper
Microsoft ESRP - Dell EMC SC5020 15,000 Mailbox Exchange 2016 Resiliency Storage Solution using 10K Drives June 2017 White Paper
Microsoft ESRP - Dell EMC SC5020 9,000 Mailbox Exchange 2016 Resiliency Storage Solution using 7.2K Drives June 2017 White Paper
Dell EMC SC Series Data Progression and Data Reduction with Exchange 2016 January 2017 Best Practices
Dell SC Series Storage and Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 Best Practices August 2016 Best Practices
Microsoft ESRP - Dell Storage Center 6.6 SCv2000 SAS Front-end Arrays and 2,500 Mailbox Exchange 2013 Resiliency Storage Solution October 2015 Technical Report
Sizing and Best Practices for Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 with Dell SC Series Storage Arrays September 2015 Deployment and Configuration
Microsoft ESRP - Dell Storage Center 6.6 SCv2000 iSCSI 2,500 Mailbox Exchange 2013 Resiliency Storage Solution September 2015 Technical Report
Microsoft ESRP - Dell Storage Center SC4020 v6.5 with iSCSI - 7,000 Mailbox Exchange 2013 Resiliency Storage Solution January 2015 Technical Report
Microsoft ESRP - Dell Compellent SC4020 v6.5 10,000 Mailbox Exchange 2013 Mailbox Resiliency Solution June 2014 Technical Report
Microsoft ESRP - Dell Compellent SC4020 v6.5 4,500 Mailbox Exchange 2013 Mailbox Resiliency Solution June 2014 Technical Report
Dell Compellent Replay Manager 6.0 and Exchange 2010 Demo January 2014 Video
Dell Compellent Replay Manager 7.0 and Exchange 2013 Demo January 2014 Video
Dell Compellent Jetstress Overview - Testing Best Practice Requirements November 2013 Solutions Guide
Dell Compellent SC8000 50000-user Exchange 2010 Mailbox Resiliency Solution (ESRP 3.0) November 2013 Solutions Guide
Dell Compellent SC8000 v6.3 2500-user Exchange 2010 Mailbox Resiliency Solution November 2013 Solutions Guide
Dell Compellent SC8000 v6.3 5000-user Exchange 2010 Mailbox Resiliency Solution November 2013 Solutions Guide
DELL Compellent Storage Center Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Best Practices November 2013 Best Practices
Exploring Rate of Change for Exchange 2010 with Dell Compellent Storage Center November 2013 Solutions Guide
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Best Practices November 2013 Best Practices
Microsoft ESRP - Dell Compellent SC8000 v6.3 10,000-user Exchange 2010 Mailbox Resiliency Solution November 2013 Technical Report
Microsoft ESRP - Dell Compellent SC8000 v6.3 50,000-user Exchange 2010 Mailbox Resiliency Solution November 2013 Technical Report
Microsoft ESRP - Dell Compellent Storage Center (SC8000) 50,000 Mailbox Exchange 2010 Virtualized Resiliency Storage Solution November 2013 Technical Report

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FluidFS / NAS

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Title Published/Updated Type
Dell FluidFS Multitenancy Solution Guide February 2017 Best Practices
Auditing User File Activity on FluidFS Version 5 April 2016 Best Practices
Dell Compellent FluidFS (FS8600) Disaster Recovery Solutions Guide January 2016 Technical Report
Monitor FluidFS using SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor August 2015 Best Practices
Data Reduction on the V4 FluidFS FS8600 April 2015 Video
Running Milestone XProtect with Dell FS8600 Scale-out File System February 2015 Best Practices
Using System Access Control Lists (SACLs) on the FS8600 V4 February 2015 Video
Using Directory Quotas on the FS8600 V4 January 2015 Video
Dell Compellent FluidFS v4 (FS8600) Networking Best Practices January 2015 Best Practices
Snapshots and Cloning on the  FS8600 (part 2 of 2) January 2015 Video
Snapshots and Cloning on the FS8600 (part 1 of 2) November 2014 Video
Replication Setup and Configuration with the FS8600 November 2014 Video
Using the FS8600 for User Home Shares November 2014 Video
Running Oracle over NFS with the Dell Compellent FS8600 Scale-out File System May 2014 Best Practices
FS8600 Snapshot and Cloning Best Practices April 2014 Best Practices
FS8600 with VMware vSphere Deployment and Configuration Best Practices April 2014 Best Practices

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Linux / Unix

Title Published/Updated Type
Dell EMC SC Series with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7x July 2017 Best Practices
Dell EMC SC Series with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6x July 2017 Best Practices
Dell EMC SC Series with OpenStack Cinder April 2017 Best Practices
Dell EMC SC Series Storage with AIX Best Practices February 2017 Best Practices
Dell EMC SC Series and Red Hat 7.3 High Availability Cluster February 2017 Best Practices
Dell Storage SC Series with Puppet Integration January 2017 Video
Dell Storage Representational State Transfer (REST) API Cookbook October 2016 Best Practices
Running HA Databases using Docker UCP with Dell Storage SC Series and Flocker June 2016 Reference Architecture
Dell Storage SC Series Arrays with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 February 2016 Best Practices
Dell Storage Center with HP UX 11i v3 Best Practices December 2015 Best Practices
Dell Storage Center with Flocker November 2015 Best Practices
Dell Storage Center with OpenStack Cinder October 2015 Video
Dell SC Series Storage with IBM SAN Volume Controller Best Practices September 2015 Best Practices
Dell Storage Center with Solaris 11 Best Practices May 2015 Best Practices
Dell Compellent HP UX Best Practices 11i v2 and 11i v1 November 2013 Best Practices
Dell Compellent Linux on POWER Best Practices November 2013 Best Practices
Dell Compellent SuSE 11 Best Practices November 2013 Best Practices
Dell Compellent TechTip Seamless Migrations with Linux and Live Volume November 2013 Technical Report
Dell Compellent TechTip Solaris 10 Boot from SAN November 2013 Technical Report

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Oracle

Title Published/Updated Type
Dell EMC SC Series Arrays and Oracle August 2017 Best Practices
Dell EMC SC Series Storage and Oracle OLTP July 2017 Reference Architecture

Optimizing Dell EMC SC Series Storage for Oracle OLAP Processing

July 2017 Best Practices

Deploying and Migrating Oracle RAC to Oracle VM with Dell EMC SC Series Storage

July 2017 Best Practices

Dell EMC SC Series Storage Best Practices for Oracle VM

July 2017 Best Practices
Migrating an Oracle Database to Dell EMC SC Series Storage April 2017 White Paper
Deploying Oracle over dNFS with the Dell Compellent FS8600 Scale-out File System October 2016 Best Practices
Accelerating Oracle OLTP with Dell SC Series All-Flash Arrays August 2016 Reference Architecture
Dell SC Series Storage with Oracle ASM Best Practices January 2016 Best Practices
Dell Storage Center Replication and Oracle Data Guard November 2015 Best Practices
Oracle Backup and Recovery Best Practices for Dell SC Series Storage October 2015 Best Practices
Best Practices for using the Dell Storage Center with Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) on Solaris July 2014 Best Practices
Running Oracle over NFS with the Dell Compellent FS8600 Scale-out File System May 2014 Best Practices
Compellent and Oracle RMAN Backup/Recovery and Clone Demo January 2014 Video
Dell Compellent Oracle RAC/RMAN with Storage Center Demo January 2014 Video
Dell Compellent Oracle Demo - RAC Clone with Storage Center January 2014 Video
Dell Compellent Oracle Demo - Extended Distance Cluster with Storage Center January 2014 Video
Dell Compellent - Oracle Extended Distance Clusters November 2013 Solutions Guide

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SQL Server

Title Published/Updated Type
60TB Data Warehouse Fast Track Reference Architecture for Microsoft SQL Server 2016 using Dell EMC PowerEdge R730 and SC5020 August 2017 Reference Architecture
Deploying the 60TB Data Warehouse Fast Track Reference Architecture for Microsoft SQL Server 2016 using Dell EMC PowerEdge R730 and SC5020 August 2017 Configuration and Deployment
Data Warehouse Fast Track for SQL Server 2016 - 85TB Reference Architecture  January 2017 Video
SQL Server High Availability and Disaster Recovery with Dell EMC SC Series Video January 2017 Video
Dell SC Series Snapshots and SQL Server Backups Comparison January 2017 Solutions Guide
SQL Server High Availability and Disaster Recovery Dell EMC SC Series December 2016 Solutions Guide
85TB Data Warehouse Fast Track reference Architecture for Microsoft SQL Server 2016 using Dell EMC PowerEdge R730 and SC7020 November 2016 Reference Architecture
Disaster Recovery for Microsoft SQL Server Using VMware Site Recovery Manager August 2016 Best Practices
Dell Storage SC Series Arrays and Microsoft SQL Server July 2016 Best Practices
Using Replay Manager with SQL Server and VMDKs May 2016 Video
Using Replay Manager with SQL Server Availability Groups April 2016 Video

Recovering SQL Server Databases Using the Fast Recovery (Resync) Method in Replay Manager

January 2016 Video

SQL Server Database Recovery with Transaction Logs using Replay Manager

January 2016 Video

Deploying the 55TB Data Warehouse Fast Track Reference Architecture for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 using PowerEdge R730 and Dell Storage SC4020

December 2015 Deployment and Configuration
80TB Data Warehouse Fast Track Reference Architecture for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 using PowerEdge R920 and Dell Storage SC9000 December 2015 Reference Architecture
Manual SQL Server Database Recovery with Dell Replay Manager December 2015 Video
SQL Server System Database Recovery Using Replay Manager December 2015 Video
11TB and 23TB Data Warehouse Fast Track Reference Architecture for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 using PowerEdge R730 and Dell Storage SCv2020 November 2015 Reference Architecture
Recover SQL Server Databases in a Failover Cluster Instance using Replay Manager August 2015 Video
Accelerating SQL Server 2014 OLTP Workloads on Hyper-V with SC4020 and FX Converged Architecture August 2015 Technical White Paper
Using Replay Manager with Microsoft SQL Server June 2015 Video
55TB Data Warehouse Fast Track Reference Architecture for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 using PowerEdge R730 and Dell Storage SC4020 March 2015 Reference Architecture
Top 5 Compellent Tricks for SQL Server January 2014 Video
Dell Compellent Bare Metal Recovery for SQL Server January 2014 Video
SQL Server Disaster Recovery with Synchronous Replication November 2013 Solutions Guide

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SharePoint

Title Published/Updated Type
Deploying SharePoint 2016 Utilizing Dell Storage SC Series Arrays July 2016 Best Practices

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Storage Center (General)

Title Published/Updated Type
Dell EMC SC Series Self-Encrypting Drive October 2017 Reference Architecture
Dell PS Series to Dell EMC SC Series Terminology Dictionary October 2017 White Paper
Dell EMC Storage Cross-Platform Replication Solution Guide October 2017 Configuration & Deployment
Dell EMC SC Series How-to Videos September 2017 Video
Data Mobility with Volume Advisor and Live Migrate September 2017 Video
Dell Storage PowerShell SDK Cookbook April 2017 White Paper

Best Practices for Sharing an iSCSI SAN Infrastructure with Dell PS Series and SC Series Storage using VMware vSphere Hosts

January 2017 Best Practices
Best Practices for Sharing an iSCSI SAN Infrastructure with PS Series and SC Series using Windows Hosts January 2017 Best Practices

Dell Storage Center OS 7.0 Data Reduction with Deduplication and Compression

January 2017 Best Practices

Understanding RAID with Dell SC Series Storage

October 2016 White Paper

Deploying ESXi 6.0 with Dell PS and SC Series Storage on Separate iSCSI Networks

October 2016 Configuration & Deployment

Dell SC Series Federation, Volume Advisor, and Live Migrate

August 2016 Video
Dell Storage SC Series Live Migrate August 2016 Best Practices
Dell SupportAssist for SC Series Arrays August 2016 Configuration Guide
Enabling Dell SupportAssist for SC Series Arrays August 2016 Video
Dell Storage SC Series Data Reduction with Deduplication and Compression July 2016 Feature Brief
Dell Storage Manager and Cross-Platform Replication July 2016 Feature Brief
Best Practices for Sharing an iSCSI SAN Infrastructure with Dell PS Series and Dell SC Series Storage using Linux Hosts July 2016 Best Practices
Storage Center Data Center Bridging July 2016 Feature Brief

Dell Storage Cross-Platform Replication Video

May 2016 Video
Best Practices for Securing Dell SC Series Storage May 2016 Best Practices

Platform and Data-efficient Dell Storage SC Series

May 2016 White Paper
Dell Storage SC Series Volume Quality of Service (QoS) April 2016 Video
Volume Quality of Service Best Practices with Dell SC Series Storage April 2016 Best Practices

iSCSI DCB with Dell SC Series Arrays using SCOS 7.0 Best Practices

April 2016 Best Practices

iSCSI DCB with Dell SC Series Arrays using SCOS 7.0 Video

April 2016 Video

Introduction to the Dell Storage PowerShell SDK

April 2016 Video

Guidelines for Replacing a PS Series Group with an SC Series Array

February 2016 White Paper

The Architectural Advantages of Dell SC Series Automated Tiered Storage

January 2016 White Paper
Best practice documents for sharing an iSCSI SAN with Dell Storage PS Series and SC Series arrays January 2016 Best Practices

SC Series Flex Port Functionality Reference Architecture

October 2015 Reference Architecture
Dell Compellent SNMP Overview July 2014 White Paper
Best Practices for Configuring an FCoE Infrastructure with Dell Compellent and Cisco Nexus June 2014 Best Practices
Dell Compellent Storage Center 6.5 Multi-VLAN Feature Brief May 2014 Feature Brief

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Virtualization

Title Published/Updated Type

Dell EMC SC5020 with Heterogeneous Virtualized Workloads on Microsoft Windows Server 2016 with Hyper-V

October 2017 Best Practices

Dell EMC SC Series Storage with SAS Front-end Support for Microsoft Hyper-V

October 2017 Deployment & Configuration

Dell EMC SC Series Storage with SAS Front-end Support for VMware vSphere

October 2017 Deployment & Configuration

2,000 Persistent VMware View VDI Users on Dell EMC SCv3020 Storage

October 2017 Reference Architecture

Dell EMC SC Series Virtual Volumes Best Practices

September 2017 Best Practices

Using Live Volume Stretched Storage with VMware Site Recovery Manager

August 2017 Video

Dell EMC SC Series Best Practices with VMware Site Recovery Manager

August 2017 Best Practices

5,000 Persistent VMware View VDI Users on Dell EMC SC9000 Storage

August 2017 Reference Architecture

Dell EMC SC Series Best Practices with VMware vSphere 5.x-6.x

July 2017 Best Practices

Dell EMC SC Series Replay Manager 7 and Hyper-V

July 2017 Best Practices

Dell EMC SC Series Replay Manager 7 Integrations for Hyper-V

July 2017 Video

3,500 Persistent VMware View VDI Users on Dell EMC SC5020 Storage

July 2017 Reference Architecture

3,500 Persistent VMware View VDI Users on Dell EMC SC7020 Storage

July 2017 Reference Architecture

Benefits of VDI on Dell EMC SC Series Arrays

February 2017 Video

Dell EMC SC Series and VMware vSphere Integrations

February 2017 Video

Dell EMC SC Series Best Practices with VMware vSphere

February 2017 Video

Citrix XenServer with Dell SC Series Storage Configuration and Deployment

January 2017 Deployment & Configuration
Dell EMC SC Series Storage Integrations with Microsoft Hyper-V January 2017 Video
SC Series Storage and SMI-S Integration with Microsoft SCVMM December 2016 Deployment & Configuration
Dell SC Series Storage and Microsoft Hyper-V October 2016 Best Practices

Dell SC Series and VMware Site Recovery Manager 6.1

August 2016 Video

Dell Storage SC Series VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes

April 2016 Video

Dell Storage Management Pack for VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.1

November 2015 Video

VMware Horizon View 6 VDI with Dell SC8000 All-Flash Arrays for 4,000 Persistent Desktop Users

April 2015 Reference Architecture
Citrix XenDesktop with Dell Compellent SC4020 All-Flash Arrays for 1,800 Persistent Desktop Users August 2014 Reference Architecture
Dell Compellent Storage Center vSphere Client Plug-in 1.5 Video Demo June 2014 Video
Dell Compellent Replay Manager 6.0 with Hyper-V Demo January 2014 Video
Dell Compellent Solution Pack for vCenter Operations Manager January 2014 Video
Dell Compellent Storage Center 6.x and VAAI Copy Offload Demo January 2014 Video
Dell Compellent Storage Center 5.5.3 and VAAI Block Zero Demo January 2014 Video
Dell Compellent Storage Center Integration With VMware VASA January 2014 Video
Replay Manager 7 Integration with vSphere January 2014 Video
Dell Compellent Storage Center vSphere Web Client Plug-in 2.0 Demo January 2014 Video
Dell Compellent Storage Center Virtual Fiber Channel for Hyper-V 2012 Demo Video January 2014 Video
Dell Compellent Storage Center Enterprise Manager DR Plan for Hyper-V Demo Video January 2014 Video
Dell Compellent Storage Center Microsoft System Center VMM 2012 SP1 SMIS and Rapid Provisioning Demo Video January 2014 Video
Compellent Best Practices with vCloud Director November 2013 Best Practices
Dell Compellent Storage Center Microsoft System Center VMM 2012 SP1 Best Practices Guide November 2013 Best Practices
High Availability and Disaster Recovery with VMware vSphere Solutions Guide November 2013 Solutions Guide
Microsoft Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Best Practices for Microsoft SCVMM 2012 November 2013 Best Practices
Storage Center (SC8000) 1000 Desktop VMware View 5 Reference Architecture November 2013 Reference Architecture

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Windows Server

Title Published/Updated Type

Dell EMC SC Series Storage and Microsoft Windows Server 2016

November 2017 Best Practices

Dell EMC SC Series Storage: Microsoft Multipath I/O

June 2017 Best Practices
Dell EMC SC Series Storage Microsoft Integrations February 2017 Video
Dell EMC SC Series Storage: Microsoft Multipath I/O (MPIO) Best Practices January 2017 Video
Dell EMC SC Series Storage: Active Directory Integration January 2017 Best Practices

Dell Storage SC Series: Configuring Microsoft Windows Server 2016 and Nano Server failover Clusters

October 2016 Configuration Guide
Windows Server 2012 R2 Best Practices for Dell Compellent Storage Center May 2014 Best Practices
Dell Compellent Storage Center Management Pack 3.0 for Microsoft SCOM 2012/R2 Best Practices April 2014 Best Practices
Dell Compellent Storage Center and Boot from SAN with FCoE Best Practices Guide V1a November 2013 Best Practices
How To Setup a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster with Dell Compellent Storage Center November 2013 Solutions Guide
SCOM 2012 with Dell Compellent Storage Center Management Pack 2.0 November 2013 Solutions Guide

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Video Videos depict a short demonstration of a particular feature, application, or integration.