EMC VNX Support: Setting up the EMC SMI-S Provider

Blog Post created by andrea.meyer on May 18, 2014

Turbonomic  v4.6 introduces EMC VNX support in the Storage Control Module (now Workload Edition). V4.6 will be Generally Available in May 2014.


To remotely access and manage EMC VNX block-level storage, EMC recommends connecting to disk arrays through the EMC SMI-S provider. Turbonomic uses the SMI-S provider as a mediation point to discover and collect data from block-level disk arrays/pools and the controllers/storage processors in the VNX storage environment.


The attached document describes how to set up the EMC SMI-S provider to work with Array Providers only. These instructions are for installation and setup on a Windows Operating System, where our example is 64-bit 2012 with 4 Gb RAM, 2 vCPUs, and 10 Gb Disk Space on the host’s C: drive.

Please refer to the EMC SMI-S Provider v4.6 Release Notes, documentation, Table 7, for supported operating systems and platforms: . You will need to download the SMI-S provider. Navigate to the EMC Powerlink support site and log in (create an account if necessary). When you’ve logged in, Choose Downloads from the Support menu. To display the available SMI-S provider downloads, search for “SMI-S Provider” and then select the version for the operating system you will be installing this on.



1.The EMC SMI-S Provider is required to mediate VNX Storage; other providers such as Cisco SMI-S for UCS Fabric/Vblock will not provide Storage information.

2. This feature requires the Storage Module or Workload Edition licensed.

3. This support is for the VNX product series (Clariion and Celerra) and not applicable to VNXe or VMAX which is not currently supported.