It’s that time of the year again and with Christmas just around the corner I thought over the next few days I would throw some ideas out there incase product management, product development or just people in the right places somehow stumble across my technical wishes.
Technical Wish # 1
Tones of customers are using CELERRA for Block or NAS based storage for VMware Site Recovery Manager deployments. The majority of our customers have migrated file data onto the CELERRA and replicate the Virtual Data Mover and CIFS file systems associated.
Now since most customers using NFS are likely to have the EMC Celerra Plug-in for VMware it would make sense to either extend the functionality or create a new Plug-In which would allow VDM (Virtual Data Mover) and associated File Systems to failover within the Plug-in.
Currently you have to A. Perform this using Celerra Manager / Unisphere Manager, and B. Currently have to perform separate actions to failover the VDM and File Systems. Having this integrated with the existing or creating a new Plug-In would be just down right sexy.