ViPR Controller 2.3 - Step-by-Step: Set up a virtual data center

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Step-by-Step: Set up a ViPR Controller virtual data center using the ViPR Controller User Interface

After you install, and configure the EMC ViPR Controller application, you configure the virtual data center (VDC) in the ViPR Controller.

The following steps are required to build your VDC from the ViPR Controller UI. For detailed steps see the ViPR Controller User Interface Virtual Data Center Configuration Guide. For steps to configure the VDC from the ViPR Controller REST API, see the ViPR Controller REST API Virtual Data Center Configuration Guide. Both documents are available from the ViPR Controller Product Documentation Index.

  1. Review the physical asset version requirements in the ViPR Controller Support Matrix, which is available from the EMC Community Network.
  2. Review the configuration requirements, and information for the ViPR Controller physical and virtual assets in the ViPR Controller Virtual Data Center Requirements and Information Guide, which is available from the ViPR Controller Product Documentation Index.
  3. Add physical assets to ViPR Controller.
    • Add storage systems (Physical Assets > Storage Systems).
    • Add data protection systems (Physical Assets > Data Protection Systems).
    • Add fabric managers and SAN networks (Physical Assets > Fabric Managers).
    • Add hosts and clusters (Physical Assets > Hosts, Clusters).
    • Add vCenters and ESX/ESXi clusters (Physical Assets > vCenters).
    • For VCE Vblock systems, Add a Vblock compute system (Physical Assets > Vblock Compute Systems) and compute images (Physical Assets > Compute Images).
  4. Create ViPR Controller virtual assets.
    • Create and configure a virtual array. (Virtual Assets > Virtual Arrays).
    • Create virtual pools.
      1. Create Block virtual pools (Virtual Assets > Block Virtual Pools).
      2. Create File virtual pools (Virtual Assets > File Virtual Pools).
      3. Create Compute virtual pools (Virtual Assets > Compute Virtual Pools) .
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