Archive for September, 2010

Im working on a nice little project at the moment which involves a couple of CX120’s with vSphere  4.1 and VMware Site Recovery Manager 4.1

After installing Site Recovery Manager,  the CLARIION storage replication adapter and EMC solutions enabler I went on to configure the storage arrays in SRM and received the following error

” Error occurred XML Document Empty”

After a bit of searching in the forums I found someone had the same error which was a result of the person not having installed the solutions enabler. This was enough to point me in the right direction and knowing I definitely had it installed, I figured it must be a version issue…. after uninstalling the x64 bit version and installing the x86 package I was up and running.

Initially I thought this might have been a compatibility issue so I went and checked out the documentation to make sure all my ducks were lined up. If you’re implementing a CLARIION with SRM make sure you check out the latest SRA release notes as it lists the prerequisites for a supported configuration.

You might be thinking that the title of the post is a bit misleading as it’s not really a CLARIION issue as such, but in some ways it is because the CELERRA SRA no longer requires the solutions enabler to be installed.

The image below I extracted from the latest CLARIION SRA release notes at the time of this post.


Its been almost 5 months since I last posted and as far as blogging goes that’s one of the fastest ways to kill a blog. There wasnt any particular reason other than when I got home after a long day at work, I found it very hard to sit down and write. ( no excuses, I was just slack )

Rather than dwell on that I thought Id highlight some of the things that have been going on lately and some of the things which got me back in the writers chair.

vSphere 4.1

Celerra VSA with DART 6.0

EMC Unisphere


EMC NetWorker 6.1

VMware ThinApp


If you’ve visited my site before then looking at the list above, you’ll know that nothing much has changed, the material you’ll find here is still very much focused on VMware and EMC technologies.

There is a lot of cool stuff happening at the moment so stay tuned.