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VSA v5.1.1 Released

An updated version of the vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) was released yesterday (Oct 25th). This 5.1.1 version is primarily a maintenance release and contains the following fixes as documented in the release notes.

  • While upgrading from VSA 1.0 to VSA 5.1, if you run install.exe without any parameters, the existing VSA 1.0 clusters are deleted. This issue is resolved in this release.
  • The AutoRun application in the VSA 5.1 ISO runs install.exe instead of the Installation and Administration Guide. This issue is resolved in this release. The AutoRun application in the VSA 5.1.1 ISO runs the Installation and Administration Guide.
  • While upgrading from VSA 1.0 to VSA 5.1, if you run the cleanup.bat script with fewer than three parameters, the existing VSA 1.0 clusters are deleted. This issue is resolved in this release. A warning message is now displayed stating that all VSA clusters will be deleted if you proceed.

So if you are considering deploying the VSA, be sure to pick up the 5.1.1 version. Of course, there are bunch of major new features in the 5.1.x release which you can find out here. We also have a bunch of evaluation videos to get you up and running quickly with VSA 5.1.x. And if you want more detail on VSA 5.1.x, there is a whitepaper which contains all the new features.

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Cormac Hogan

About Cormac Hogan

Cormac Hogan is a senior technical marketing architect within the Cloud Infrastructure Product Marketing group at VMware. He is responsible for storage in general, with a focus on core VMware vSphere storage technologies and virtual storage, including the VMware vSphere® Storage Appliance. He has been in VMware since 2005 and in technical marketing since 2011.

2 thoughts on “VSA v5.1.1 Released

  1. anthony wynn

    i would like to know you have any info about SRM 5.1 with EMC equiment clariion cannot find any where to config srm thanks

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