Introducing VNX FILE OE 7.1 & BLOCK OE 05.32

EMC-VNXIts here! It’s finally here!  Today marks the general availability of the first release in a new line of VNX code.  Many of you may remember my preview posts on what can be found in this latest version (found here and here). Now you can take it for a spin and try out these new features and changes.


As of today, you can browse to the VNX Product Support Page or use the Unisphere Service Manager (USM) tool (which has been upgraded to version to download VNX FILE OE and VNX BLOCK OE  Again to highlight some of the changes you will see:

  • New “Flash First” data aging policy for tiering
  • Mixed raid levels for storage pools
  • Enhanced block snapshots
  • Windows Branch Cache support for CIFS
  • Simplified Unisphere LDAP configuration (see my note here)
  • FLR upgrades and enhancements

There are more changes under the hood than I could possibly list here, but a full set of release notes and documentation can be found on the VNX Product Support Page as well as the GA announcement that I posted on ECN.


Well what are you waiting for?  Go out and upgrade (remember that this is an out of family upgrade) and start enjoying the latest and greatest in unified storage and let me know what you think of it in the comments below!