VMware vCenter Plug-in for MD-Series Storage Arrays, version 2.5

VMware vCenter Plug-in for MD-Series Storage Arrays, version 2.5

Fixes & Enhancements

vCenter Plug-in Release 2.5 adds support for setting up asynchronous remote replication, using point-in-time (PiT) snapshots and performing enhanced automatic storage array discovery.


Version v 2.5, A00



Release date

14 Nov 2012

Last Updated

23 Apr 2014


Available formats

File Format:Application
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File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
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Other versions
02.70.3600.0005,A04 25 Sep 20158:48:05 PM
02.70.3600.0005,A03 25 Mar 20142:09:47 PM
02.70.3600.0002,A02 13 Jan 20144:01:40 PM
2.50.3600.0028,A01 22 Jul 20139:17:28 PM
2.4,A00 22 Mar 20126:09:25 PM
Supported Operating Systems
VMware ESXi 4.1
VMware ESXi 5.0
Windows Server 2008 x64
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 x86
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2003 x64
VMware ESX 4.1
VMware ESXi 5.1
Applies to
MD Storage Array vCenter Plug-in
Installation instructions
To install the MD vCenter Plug-in:

1. From the Drivers and Download page at www.support.dell.com, select your MD storage array model.
2. From the list of available downloads, choose vCenter Version 2.5 Plug-In from the Applications category.
3. Download the executable file to your system.
4. Launch the vCenter Plug-in installation wizard contained in the downloaded package.
5. Review and accept the license agreement, then follow the installation prompts.
6. Once the installation is complete, refer to the Dell PowerVault MD-Series Storage Array VMware vCenter Plug-In for MD-Series Storage Arrays Installation and Configuration Guide at support.dell.com/manuals for setup and configuration steps

To upgrade from a previous version of the MD vCenter Plug-in and use the same host server as the application server, run the latest installer on the current application server. The installation wizard will prompt for an administrator password before unregistering and upgrading your MD vCenter Plug-in version.

Reboot will be required
Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).