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This white paper describes the design, deployment, and validation of a comprehensive midsize Microsoft SharePoint 2010 solution.   This solution is based on VMware vSphere 4.1 technologies for server virtualization and availability.   EMC CLARiiON CX4-130 is used as the storage platform for virtual machine data, content and remote BLOB storage (RBS).   Finally, EMC RecoverPoint, which is integrated with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM), ensures continuous availability of the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 farm.

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EMC Continuous Protection for Virtualized SharePoint 2010 Farms

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If your looking for a sample SAN audit documentation to audit your SAN environment, have a look at The Most Effective Methodology to Assess Your Infrastructure from EMC
Great document contain all the information you needed to successfully audit your san environment.

A storage area network (SAN) is one of the most important subsystems of a storage complex and a  significant component of Private Cloud infrastructure. That’s why an accurate SAN audit has to be a
regular and essential procedure within data center administration

General questionnaire about SAN Auditing

Sites and communication channel

How many sites do you have?

How many server rooms are there on each site (only with equipment connected to SAN)?

What are the main roles of each data center (main /reserve/test, what else)?

What are the distances between sites (cables distance)?

What are the distances between server rooms on each site (cables distance)?

Which and how many communication channels do you have between sites?

If needed, do you have financial and physical resources to get additional channels between sites?

If yes, which and how many?

How long will it take to get them?

SAN infrastructure


Do you have a Visio drawing or other diagram of the SAN infrastructure?

If so, can you provide a copy?

Which SAN platforms do you use (FC-switch and router vendors)?

If multiple SAN platforms, why do you use different platforms?

If SAN development was implemented during formal projects, can you provide a copy of the
project descriptions and final results?

What SAN configuration information do you have?

Can you provide a copy of documents and spreadsheets?

Do you have detailed connectivity information (end-device to switch port)?

If so, can you provide a copy?

Do you have detailed cable labeling information (FC cable label to end-device HBA port)?

If so, can you provide a copy?

Do you have a cable labeling formalized rule?If so, please describe it.

Do you have a strict rule to label each cable?

If so, does everybody follow this rule?

What software do you use for SAN management and monitoring?

Are you happy with it?

What are your biggest pain points in SAN administration and provisioning?


Which company is responsible for support of FC switches?

How many new servers HBAs were connected to SAN during the last 3 years?

How many servers HBA are you going to connect to SAN within the next 3 years?

 Brocade SANhealth result

 Cisco Fabric Manager Web Client report

Virtualizing Oracle: Lessons Learned from American Tire and EMC Global IT
Thursday, July 14, 2011 — 8:00 am PT / 11:00 am ET / 15:00 GMT
Join knowledge experts from American Tire Distributors and EMC, as they reveal the many facets of virtualizing Oracle environments with EMC and VMware.
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Elevating Backup & Recovery Performance: Avamar and Data Domain Integration
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 — 8:00 am PT / 11:00 am ET / 15:00 GMT
Learn how the integration of Avamar with Data Domain systems provides the scale and performance to accelerate the backup of larger, high change rate environments.
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EMC and Cisco: Architecting Solutions for VMware View Environments
Thursday, July 21, 2011 — 8:00 am PT / 11:00 am ET / 15:00 GMT
Learn how the latest innovations in storage and networking from EMC and Cisco can help you optimize your data center infrastructure for desktop virtualization and cloud computing.
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VMworld 2011 Preview: "It’s going to be legendary!"
Thursday, July 28, 2011 — 8:00 am PT / 11:00 am ET / 15:00 GMT
Join Chad Sakac, VP VMware Technology Alliance, EMC and Bogomil Balkansky, VP Product Marketing, VMware for a revealing preview of VMworld 2011, Las Vegas.
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VMware and EMC NetWorker: Backup Best Practices
Thursday, August 4, 2011 — 8:00 am PT / 11:00 am ET / 15:00 GMT
Learn how EMC NetWorker integrates with VMware and next-generation technologies like deduplication to simplify and speed backup and recovery.
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Install & Run the EMC VNX Virtual Storage Appliance
Thursday, August 11, 2011 — 8:00 am PT / 11:00 am ET / 15:00 GMT
Learn how to deploy and run the EMC VNX Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA) in a VMware vSphere lab environment. In addition, gain a high-level overview of VNX including core components that make up the overall solution.
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New Approaches to Managing Your Virtualized Data Center
Thursday, August 18, 2011 — 8:00 am PT / 11:00 am ET / 15:00 GMT
Learn how to resolve problems 60% faster, ensure maximum service uptime, and achieve twice the improvement in operational efficiency with EMC Ionix IT Operations Intelligence Management Suite for Virtual Data Center environments.
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Supercharge Your Cloud with PowerPath/VE for vSphere
Thursday, August 25, 2011 — 8:00 am PT / 11:00 am ET / 15:00 GMT
Learn the latest innovations to automate and standardize data path management across VMware infrastructure. Supercharge your clustered environment into a hybrid cloud.
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Data Protection Series
The Data Protection webcast series provides detailed technical tutorials, discussions, and demonstrations covering a range of topics from application recovery, to increasing compliance in data protection and disaster recovery environments.
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Optimizing Backup & Recovery in VMware Environments (Recorded Webcast)
Learn how to optimize backup and recovery processes in your virtual environment.
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Virtualized SharePoint 2010 Environment by using VMware vSphere and EMC CLARiiON CX4-120 with EMC efficient storage technology.

The SharePoint 2010 farm with high availability is protected locally with Replication Manager intergrating with EMC SnapView snap technology and remotely with RecoverPoint/SE CRP controlled by VMware vCenter SRM

Virtualized SharePoint 2010 Environment by using VMware vSphere and EMC CLARiiON CX4-120 with EMC efficient storage technology.

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MC’s Proven Solutions team continues to amaze me with the quality of work they are producing including building out some challenging scenarios that are meant to replicate a customer’s environment.  By doing this they can test the scenario, understand the expected results and document EMC’s recommendations for properly deploying the configuration.

Last month the team produced a solution highlighting how to virtualize Microsoft Sharepoint Server 2007 using Hyper-V R2 and using EMC’s RecoverPoint Cluster Enabler technology for high availability as well as local and remote data protection.


SharePoint Business Continuity Solutions by EMC

Hight Availibility SharePoint Solution

For more information be sure to check out the whitepaper and stay tuned for more exciting Proven Solutions using Hyper-V from our team of experts!

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NEW Hyper-V SharePoint Solutions on EMC VNX

NEW Hyper-V SharePoint Solutions on EMC VNX

A few weeks ago I wrote about the EMC VNXe, a new storage array platform targeted at the Small & Medium Business (SMB) market. Another one of the many products announced at the same time is the EMC VNX, the bigger brother to the VNXe. The VNX is EMC’s latest generation of the mid-tier array providing five 9 availability and an impressive list of features including data compression, FAST (Fully Automated Storage Tiering) VP storage tiering, FAST cache and data protection. The VNX is a truly unified array with support for Fibre Channel, iSCSI and NAS protocols and support for SAS harddrives as well as Enterprise Fast Drives (EFDs) for workloads that need instantaneous response times. Oh yeah and the new architecture is 3x faster while being offered at an affordable price point.

EMC recently released several new whitepapers testing Microsoft solutions virtualized with Hyper-V on the EMC VNX array. This includes a Hyper-V VNXe Deployment Guide, a Hyper-V with SQL Server performance guide and a Hyper-V with Sharepoint 2010 and Metaloigix StoragePoint Reference Architecture Whitepaper. This blog post will be the first in a series spread over the next several weeks highlighting some of these whitepapers as well as others as they become available.

The Sharepoint document entitled Externalizing Large SharePoint 2010 Objects with EMC VNX Series and MetaLogix StoragePoint takes a look at using the EMC VNX array to hold active SharePoint data as well as BLOB storage for aged data. With many large SharePoint farms, a large portion of data is stored as unstructured binary data streams also known as BLOBs. Considering SharePoint relies on SQL Server and SQL Server is not the most efficient option for storing BLOB data (SQL is more efficient at storing structured relational data), taking this data out of SQL Server and storing it on another portion of the array has many benefits. Some of these benefits include freeing up space on tier 1 storage drives and storing this aged data on a more cost effective solution using storage tiering. Additional benefits to this method includes applying technologies like compression, encryption and snapshot based backups of this data for better space utilization, increased security and better data protection.

While understanding how to configure a BLOB storage solution is addressed, this Reference Architecture also covers how to design the VNX storage for SharePoint to ensure performance and space requirements are also met for the most recent and frequently accessed data. Here is an image showing the overall infrastructure used in the solution:


Thursday, March 10, 2011
8:00 am PT / 11:00 am ET / 16:00 GMT

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You’ve seen the benefits of virtualizing Microsoft applications like Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL databases. Now you want even more: additional efficiencies, cost savings, and performance. Now you can have more with innovations from the new EMC VNX family of storage solutions.
Join us, as EMC reveals break-through advancements and how these innovations will permanently change the way virtualized data is managed and protected.
Attend this webcast and learn how you can:

Gain significant cost savings from dynamic capacity management

End management complexity with automatic data optimization

Take advantage of integrated backup and rapid restore

Exploit built-in continuous remote replication technology

Maximize your virtualized infrastructure—with a 20% guarantee

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Externalizing Large SharePoint 2010 with EMC VNX Series and Metalogix StoragePoint 

Externalizing Large SharePoint 2010 Objects with EMC VNX Series
A virtualized SharePoint environment reduces the cost by using the infrastructure effectively. Virtualization enables a reduction in the number…/h8185-sharepoint-vnx-metalogix-psg.pdf


Thursday, January 20, 2011 – 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 16:00 GMT
Learn about strategies for protecting data within a unified storage infrastructure. Discover how to define protection policies, identify protection gaps, and prove compliance, as well as instantly recover from data corruption with DVR-like rollback.

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Deploying Virtual Desktop Infrastructure to Accelerate EHR Adoption

Thursday, January 13, 2011 – 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 16:00 GMT
Hear Columbia Memorial Hospital discuss how the EMC Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Solution for Healthcare helps solve the challenge of ever-increasing costs–while increasing clinical productivity, improving workflow, and securing patient information.

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Thursday, January 6, 2011 – 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 16:00 GMT
Learn about the benefits of tight VMware integration, and find out how EMC’s 60+ points of integration with VMware enhance the performance, scalability, security, and ease-of-management of virtual environments.

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This document describes the reference architecture for the Vblock 1 enabled by Unified Storage solution on VMware View 4.5. (Vblock 1 enabled by Unified Storage, hereinafter referred to as Vblock 1.) This solution comprises Cisco’s Unified Computing System, EMC’s Vblock 1 storage (EMC Celerra® NS-960), VMware vSphere 4.1, and VMware View 4.5, for managing virtual desktops.


Vblock 1 for VMware View 4.5 Reference Architecture

Architecture of the MOSS 2007 on VMWare ESX Server Solutions for EMC Celerra NS Serious over NFS
Architecture of the MOSS 2007 on VMWare ESX Server Solutions for EMC Celerra NS Serious over NFS

Architecture of the MOSS 2007 on VMWare ESX Server Solutions for EMC Celerra NS Serious over NFS

EMC Backup and Recovery for Microsoft SharePoint Server with Hyper-V
This solution sheet describes an EMC proven solution for backup and recovery for Microsoft SharePoint with Hyper-V.