EMC Unisphere – things I’ve liked so far – Part 1

We upgraded our CX4-960s to FLARE 30 a few days ago, and while Unisphere is old hat to a few people, this was the first time I’ve had a chance to use it beyond a few tech meetings at our local EMC office. I’m not terribly good at software reviews – tending more towards “this sucks!” or “this rocks!” – but I thought maybe a few articles on what’s working for me, along with a few “where do i set this in Unisphere?” posts might be useful.

I’m a big fan of the dashboard that Unisphere first presents – particularly the capacity overview. The only drawback is that you can only monitor FLARE 30 systems with it.

It’s not a major issue – but if you’ve got some “legacy” CLARiiON infrastructure – yes, you over there still running FC-4700s – you won’t be able to see them in the capacity overview. In our case, we have some CX3-20s and a CX700 – all of which are heading for midrange array heaven in the next 6 months. It’s a lot better than having to log in to ControlCenter …