This post details the wizard driven installation steps to install ViPR Controller and configure for a VMAX AFA system.
Recommendation when deploying on a vSphere cluster is to deploy the ViPR Controller on a minimal of a 3 node ESXi DRS cluster, and to set an anti-affinity rule among the
ViPR Controller nodes to, “Separate Virtual Machines,” on available ESXi nodes.
Begin by downloading the ViPR Controller packages from support.emc.com
This ova will deploy three VMs in a 2+1 redundant fashion allowing for the failure of a single controller without affecting availability. There is also a 3+2 ova available. Continue reading