…Updated 9/30/2014 with new links…
The below list will continue to grow as I find specific resources that are valuable to those looking to learn about, deploy, and leverage EMC ViPR and ViPR SRM.
An overall excellent public community devoted to ViPR Software-Defined-Storage, ViPR SRM, and ECS:
ViPR Product Documentation Index. This contains concepts, install and configure guides, download links, and important information like the support matrix.
ViPR quick install: I created this youtube video to show installing and configuring ViPR to running self service provisioning in under 15 minutes. It is still rough with no voice over but a great way to see the basic steps and speed of deployment.
ViPR SRM Product Documentation Index. Well organized index of concepts, install and configure guides, and a listing of all SolutionPacks that are available and their install and their usage. SolutionPacks plug-in to ViPR SRM to provide reporting for storage (EMC and 3rd party), SAN fabrics, virtualization, SQL, Oracle, and more.
ViPR SRM Quick Start steps:
- Deploy OVF template. A small eval environment can use the single VM OVF.
- Login to http://<IP/hostname>:58080/APG
- Go to Administration -> Centralized Management
- Click Ok to save the default server configuration
- Use the SolutionPack Center to configure reporting for each component (ie: VNX, VMAX, vCenter)
- Enjoy the visibility into your environment
- Check out the topology views by clicking explore in the left pane and selecting a host or vm.
- See the ViPR SRM Product Documentation Index for more details.
The links below require an EMC Support login:
ViPR support and Download full ViPR paid version (requires a license key)