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EqualLogic Multipathing Extension Module for VMware vSphere 5 Std.

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Hi all,

Can install EqualLogic Multipathing Extension Module for VMware with vSphere 5.0 std. license?

thanks.

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The PDF from Dell is actually correct - you need at least vSphere Enterprise in order to use any third party multipathing module (such as Dell's MEM, EMC's PowerPath/VE, etc.).

See the following link that compares the features available in each edition of vSphere.  The feature we're talking about here is called "Storage APIs for Multipathing" and is only in Enterprise and Enterprise Plus:

http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/buy/editions_comparison.html

You can still use the native multipathing in vSphere but unless you upgrade to Enterprise you will not be able to use the MEM.

Hope this helps.

Matt

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Matt | http://www.thelowercasew.com | @mattliebowitz

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You can install MEM with standard licensing.

EDIT: Ignore my post, serves my right for making assumptions about editions I haven't used before or checking doco!

The poster below is correct along with the documentation.

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Thanks, but the attached file (from Dell) make confused with me...

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Virtuoso
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The PDF from Dell is actually correct - you need at least vSphere Enterprise in order to use any third party multipathing module (such as Dell's MEM, EMC's PowerPath/VE, etc.).

See the following link that compares the features available in each edition of vSphere.  The feature we're talking about here is called "Storage APIs for Multipathing" and is only in Enterprise and Enterprise Plus:

http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/buy/editions_comparison.html

You can still use the native multipathing in vSphere but unless you upgrade to Enterprise you will not be able to use the MEM.

Hope this helps.

Matt

http://www.thelowercasew.com

Matt | http://www.thelowercasew.com | @mattliebowitz

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Thanks.

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