EMC Navisphere Simulator Download
I’m currently revising for an EMC exam and part of the course material involves doing some training on the Navisphere simulator. No problems, except where on earth do you download the simulator software? I searched for ages before finding out that you only get access to it on EMC PowerLink if you are an EMC employee, partner or you have bought the relevant training. I had done the latter but still couldn’t get it downloaded for some reason, that’s when a google search turned up a link to the following page which required no credentials, EMC Education Services product simulators. ** SEE UPDATE BELOW **
I managed to download the latest version for EMC Flare release 28 without issue. I was however asked for my EMC PowerLink credentials when I first opened the simulator so perhaps that’s how it’s authenticated against the training purchased. It’s a really good learning aid and I’ve been able to find out how to do things on it that I wouldn’t have dared to attempt on our actual CLARiiON implementation. Hope this link helps someone who’s searching for this, took me ages to find it.
It would appear that the link I had included in the original article is no longer working. Thanks to Mike for commenting on the post to alert me to the issue. I’ve had a search around and Bas Raayman, one of my fellow GestaltIT authors has also written an article on the subject. He has come up with an alternative means of downloading the simulators.
Basically go to the EMC Information and Storage Management web site by clicking the link. Next click on one of the learning aids links, you will now need to fill in some survey information but it’s a small price to pay to get free access to the simulators for both Navisphere, CLARiiON CX Series and Centera. Once the survey has been completed you can download various learning resources including the above mentioned simulators. The registration step still exists when you first log on to the simulator, you will at the very least require an EMC Powerlink logon to complete this step.