Download, Install and License EMC PowerPath/VE

Back in April, EMC made an announcement about EMC PowerPath/VE for VMware vSphere (ESX4).

PowerPath/VE customers can now take advantage of these additional unique benefits:

  • Standardization: PowerPath is the only independent solution to unify management of major server, operating system and virtual platforms across physical and virtual environments—including VMware vSphere and Microsoft Server 2008 Hyper-V environments—thereby eliminating the need to monitor and rebalance the dynamic environment.   Rather than deploy and support a variety of point products, PowerPath/VE standardizes multipathing across the entire environment.
  • Transparent Protection: Through unique integration with VMware vSphere 4’s vStorage technology, customers can now leverage PowerPath/VE in VMware vSphere environments to automatically detect and reroute I/O in the case of a path failure to ensure applications stay online.  This delivers a significant leap in availability and performance to every virtual machine in the virtual datacenter – with a smaller footprint and simple deployment model.
  • Improved Performance: PowerPath/VE utilizes all available I/O paths to automatically balance high throughput demands, resulting in increased performance with multiple data streams per host.  PowerPath/VE dynamically adapts to meet the sustained I/O performance required in EMC Symmetrix® V-Max™ environments with clustered ESX Server hosts and thousands of virtual machines.
  • EMC Global Services:  Offering end-to-end virtualization services capabilities to help with deploying PowerPath/VE, EMC Global Services helps customers accelerate virtualization adoption with consulting, deployment, managed services and education.
  • One of the coolest thing here, you can install, run EMC PowerPath/VE and connect to a non-EMC storage!


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    7 Responses to Download, Install and License EMC PowerPath/VE

    1. deinoscloud says:
    2. korman says:

      Did you see the price of PowerPath /VE? 3K + for a host!

      I will stick with the buillt in loadbalancing.

      • karen A says:

        Not true, not true. Where did you get those numbers???

        And good luck with VMware’s NMP……even VMware reps aren’t touting it’s abilities. Remember, it’s been experimental up until this release, and it’s just one more OS multipathing app to support!

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    4. deinoscloud says:

      These are MSRP prices only.

      Model Description List Price

      457-100-182 PowerPath/VE, Std. X86 T1 (2–7 CPUs) [for vSphere] $2,100/CPU
      457-100-183 PowerPath/VE, Std. X86 T2 (8+ CPUs) [for vSphere] $1,935/CPU
      457-100-186 PowerPath/VE, Add-on X86 T1 (2–7 CPUs) [for vSphere] $1,430/CPU
      457-100-187 PowerPath/VE, Add-on X86 T2 (8+ CPUs) [for vSphere] $1,315

      Don’t forget that you can trade-in your existing licenses to PP/VE and in some cases it can be for free!

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