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EMC Unity Host Group, Finally Came!

EMC Unity array was released in 2016 to replace VNX and VNXe family with another mid-range array solution. EMC Unity came with lots of new features and enhancements compare to older families but there was an absent feature that VNX offering. Host access method was changed and each LUN should have been present to each host separately. More than 4 years from GA release, we were waiting for changing host access method because presenting LUN to each host was horrible in large scale environment with many hosts and LUNs. Biggest Change In EMC Unity OE 5.1.0.0.5.394 Previous versions have “Consistency...

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Dell EMC Unity OE 5.0.2.0.5.009

EMC has released new upgrade file for Unity family (5.0.2.0.5.009) but I couldn’t find Release Notes link till now. Seems, the upgrade file is contains some minor fixes and security fixes as well. (Now I know that some issues were major!) The file size is as big as previous releases, but as I know, the below security issues have been fixed on this release. (Thanks to “derWolle“, I don’t know him but he has read the post and sent me the link of release notes: https://support.emc.com/docu97010_Dell-EMC-Unity-Family-5.0.2.0.5.009-Release-Notes.pdf?language=en_US Seems, there is new feature and important fixes: Initially Configuring your Unity syste: When...

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Dell EMC Unity OE 5.0.1.0.5.011

Yesterday, EMC has released new Operating Environment (OE) for Dell EMC Unity family. The new release includes lot of fixes and especially security vulnerability (CVE-2018-19636 – CVE-2018-19637 – CVE-2018-19638 – CVE-2018-19639 – CVE-2018-19640). There is just one new feature for Unity VSA, a new variant of the UnityVSA called the Dell EMC Unity Cloud Edition is now available, which is optimized for the VMC (VMware Cloud) on AWS. Also the UnityVSA Deployment Utility will only be available for Windows 64-bit environments with releases 5.0.1 and later. Here is the fixed issues in Unity OE 5.0.1.0.5.011: External Links EMC Downloads

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Some Lower-End Unity Models Could Experience Single or Dual SP Reboots When Running Unity OE 5.0

This is warning and workaround about EMC Unity OE 5.0 on some Unity systems with fewer memory capacity. Let’s see what happened? The lower-end Unity systems, in particular the Unity 300 and 300F, contain less physical memory than the higher-end Unity models.  The lower available system memory makes them more vulnerable to experience an SP reboot brought about by the “mergelogs” component of NGTRiiAGE which is run by uDoctor on SRS enabled arrays.   It is also run periodically on non-SRS enabled arrays. If your Unity system is SRS enabled, “mergelogs” will run at least once per day. Changes intro-duced in...

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What’s New in Dell EMC Unity OE 5.0.0.0.5.116

EMC has released Operating Environment for EMC Unity Platform. The new version is a major version and includes some new features. Also some problems have been fixed in this version. EMC has been added support for Dell EMC Unity XT (Newest Unity family’s member). So this release is minimum version and basic requirement for Unity XT. Let’s review the new features which added to this new version. What’s New? New Drive Support With this release, all Unity Hybrid models now support 12 TB nearline SAS drives. Automatic Clean-up of Resolved Health Alerts In previous releases, the Alerts page showed all...

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What’s Dell EMC Unity XT Storage?

Simplify the path to IT transformation and unlock the full potential of your data capital with the new Dell EMC Unity XT
storage arrays that feature up to 2X more IOPS, more memory, and up to 50% more drives than previous Dell EMC
Unity models. These All-Flash and Hybrid storage systems with dual-active controller architecture and enterprise-class
features are designed for performance, optimized for efficiency with up to 5:1 data reduction, and built to simplify your
multi-cloud journey.

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How to Remove Unwanted Initiators in EMC Unity

EMC Unity family is successor to EMC VNX family and EMC Unity is more powerful than VNX series. In addition of technology changes, EMC Unity using different UI and different commands. Also there is big differences between some operations on VNX and Unity such as present LUN to host/hosts. If you want to remove initiators from host/hosts, follow the post to find best way to do it. Remove Unwanted Initiators Same as VNX, there is two options to register initiators as a host or to the host: Automatically via agent Manual We could remove unwanted initiators easily from storage system...