Dell Compellent SMI-S Best Practices for Microsoft SCVMM 2012 R2


This document provides configuration steps and best practices for configuring Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2 with the Dell Compellent Storage Center. Topics include SMI-S setup, storage discovery and classification, storage discovery troubleshooting, fabric configuration, templates and profiles, rapid provisioning with SAN copy-capable templates, and leveraging SAN transfers with guest VM migrations.

Download the SMI-S Manual here.

Dell Compellent Storage Center PowerShell sample Command Set

Source Dell TechCenter global:

This files contains the scripts from the “Using the Dell Compellent Storage Center PowerShell Command Set” Webcast that took place on December 12, 2013.

PowerShell is the defacto standard for scripting in the Windows environment.  There is a wide variety of PowerShell cmdlets that allow Windows, as well as many server applications, to be managed through scripting.  Dell Compellent also provides a PowerShell command set to manage the Dell Compellent Storage Center.  Operations that include Windows, application and storage tasks can be performed consistently and efficiently using a PowerShell script.

After a brief overview of PowerShell, you’ll learn how to use the Storage Center PowerShell Command Set through a series of demonstrations.  With that knowledge, you’ll be able to start leveraging the command set to manage the Storage Center in your environment.

You can download the scripts here.

Implementing Compellent and EqualLogic Storage as Pooled Resources in the Hyper-V based Dell Active Infrastructures

Gong Wang from Dell Solutions Team recently posted on Dell TechCenter global some information, how to implement EqualLogic and Compellent Systems as a resource in Hyper-V based Dell Active Infrastructures from Dell.

If you want to read more about, how to do so, please click here.