EMC Secure Remote Service (ESRS) is a secure, two way remote connection between EMC and your EMC products. It heartbeats routinely to EMC for checking connectivity as well as product status. It also has nice integration into MyService360 and CloudIQ to provide even more support data. It has a nice web based interface, but I like doing as much as possible via command line when I have the option. We have more than one ESRS GW server so saving any time reviewing each multiplies across the enterprise. Read more...

It's quite handy to create point in time copies of storage for a server or set of servers and XtremIO makes it really easy, especially via the CLI. Here's a short list of commands you can use to do just that, leveraging consistency groups and tags. Tags are a very powerful feature and make managing various object types super easy. Read more...

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