From the Installation Guide Doc (pg 19):
As for the Upgrade Path of SPA2.2.1 to Unisphere, why not run the 1.6 from the ISO and reimport the data as above.
(Each below are 1GB ISO's)
VMAX Unisphere Appliance 1.6 ISO: here
VMAX Performance Viewer ISO file: here
If you are unable to run a "New Instance" of 1.6 you would have to ugrade to VMAX Unisphere 1.0.0 first and then upgrade to 1.6 later. This remedies the issues of the 32->64 bit and 64 bit->64 bit issues of SMC/SPA as noted in the Unisphere for VMAX 1.6 Release Notes.
thanks for the links to ISO files. What do you mean "run the 1.6 from the ISO and reimport the data as above". I am going to install Unisphere 1.6 on Win2k8 R2 server where i currently run SPA/SMC. Preferably i would like to keep my historical data that is currently stored in SPA so i assume that's what the SPA DB Backup utility will do for me.
Where did you see the requirement that in order to go to Unisphere 1.6 from SPA 2.2.1 i would first have to go to Unisphere 1.0.0 ..can't find anything about that in 1.6 Release notes.
Thank you for your help
i guess what i am really trying to find is Unisphere for VMAX 1.6 with Performance , but Windows installer ..not the appliance.
Well it's the restraint to not run Unisphere on the same system as SMC/SPA. due to performance characteristics. This was noted on the original VMAX Unisphere Installation Notes I believe. 1.1 or 1.0. Now you can run each of these SCM/SPA/Unisphere in its own VM on the same physical system ( for Isolation) as long as your VM's have the horsepower assigned for each of the system requirements per the release notes.
But to answer your last post. I believe the PV is 'only' delivered as an OVA. You can use the VMPlayer to run it.
PV - VM only option ..i am good with that. Please correct me if i am wrong Unisphere for VMAX with Performance == SMC/SPA combo ? Unisphere for VMAX == SMC
I was hoping for "Unisphere for VMAX with Performance" windows installer, i would start the installer on my SPA/SMC machine and let it "upgrade" to Unisphere for VMAX. I can always backup my SPA DB with the provided utility, uninstall SPA/SMC and install Unisphere for VMAX ...but i really need the performance component.
That's an interesting new feature which allow customer to do maintenance by their own. Does CRU only include drive replacement in this release. Does it support other parts like SPS or Power Supply as well?