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Advantages and Disadvantages of Virtual Data Mover

Hi,

A customer engineer asked me a question regarding the Advantages and Disadvantages of a Virtual Data Mover (VDM). Because he didn't see the need to use VDM.

Because I just joint EMC 2months ago without any prior knowledge on data storage, I only manage to provide some functions from the training booklets and other external storage forums. Such as:

1) Allow administrator to group CIFS servers and file systems into virtual container.

2) Serve as a purpose to share the loads of the physical DMs.

3) Able to perform replication with remote DMs for data recovery purpose.

4) Can be easily move from one physical DMs to another.

Are these answers good enough to reply customer's question on the VDM advantages part? Did I missed out anything? But I do not know how to answer the Disadvantages section. Can any NAS/Celerra experts help me with this?

TahWee

EMC - Singapore

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Re: Advantages and Disadvantages of Virtual Data Mover?

I also have another question to ask regarding the Virtual Container:

From what I understand, Virtual Container is actually part of the physical DM (PDM), so isn't a VDM is actually using part of PDM capacity?

If that is the case, I don't understand how can a VDM able to share the load of PDM. so will it be possible for anyone to clarify this for me as well? Thankyou very much!

TahWee SEE

EMC - Singapore

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