EMC Cluster Enabler Updates

It’s been a really busy month for us. This past month, EMC has released a new version of SRDF/CE, MV/CE and internally announced a new addition to the Cluster Enabler family. I don’t think it’s been publicly announced, so I’ll have to refrain from posting any details on the third item at this time.


SRDF/CE and MV/CE version 3.1 are now available for download on EMC’s Powerlink website. Here are the new features in these releases:



SRDF/CE v3.1 

  • Hyper-V “host clustering” support. Not really a new feature…this is more of a qualification effort to ensure that this works.
  • VMware support. SRDF/CE 3.1 supports ESX 3.0.2 and 3.5 update 1 or higher.
  • Re-namable sites. In 3.1, you can now customize the Site name values in the Cluster Enabler GUI.
  • Thin provisioning support. 3.1 supports using thin R1/R2 devices


MV/CE 3.1 

  • CLARiiON AX4-5 array support. Support added for the Clariion AX-5 arrays running FLARE 2.23 
  • MirrorView/Asynchronous support. Keep in mind that MV/A only supports a max of 50 consistency groups currently
  • Hyper-V “host clustering” support. Again, not really a new feature but now fully tested/qualified
  • Re-namable sites. It’s not documented, but this is also new feature in MV/CE 3.1.


More details about these new features can be found in the product guides and release notes.

7 thoughts on “EMC Cluster Enabler Updates

  1. Is there anyway to use SRDF/CE for SQL 2005 on Windows2008 Cluster to work on Multi-site cluster with different sub-nets?

  2. Unfortunaly, no. MV/CE does not currently support Windows 2008 R2. I’m very disappointed in our development team as we should’ve had a plugin for 4.0 ages ago, yet this development is still pending.

    It might be possible to get a version of MV/CE 3.x to support Windows 2008 R2, but you would need to push this issue through your local sales team. Have your local EMC reps submit an RPQ to see if they can make this happen.

  3. Yes, SRDF/CE supports guest clustering on ESX. The only limitation is that the disks must be RDM so Solutions Enabler and CE can access the disks properly.

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