EMC VNX and Celerra Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA) – Free Download Link

EMC VNX VSA DownloadFancy running a virtualized EMC VNX or Celerra instance in your own lab?  Well, good news this is totally possible and for free (*small print: Doesn’t include lab hardware and batteries not included). I’ve run a couple of webinar sessions over the past 18 months on setting up and running the EMC VNX and Celerra virtual storage appliance (VSA), and still regularly have people ask how they get their hands on a copy of these free to use VSAs.  There are a handful of EMC VNX and Celerra VSA download links out on the web though many of these no longer work, so I decided to put this post together with the latest working download links.  Check out the ‘Useful Links’ section at the bottom of this post for a copy of my webinar slide decks (pdf).

Before you start downloading your own copy of the EMC VNX or Celerra VSA you should be aware of the following points:

  • It’s FREE to download and use.
  • Great for learning or up-skilling yourself with EMC VNX and/or Celerra storage including Unisphere web based management interface.
  • It acts and behaves like a real EMC VNX or Celerra in almost all areas.   Once again, great for educational purposes.
  • You can present the EMC VSAs out as working shared storage onto which you can run VMs or storage files.
  • Both the EMC VNX & Celerra VSA come bundled with EMC Unisphere web based management – nice, slick easy to use web GUI interface.
  • It doesn’t come with any official EMC support, though if you head on over to the “Everything VMware at EMC” Community Forums there are some great folks that may be able to help you.
  • It’s only intended for use in a lab environment (ie: non-production), as such don’t expect blistering fast speeds from it though it is good enough to run some VMs and learn how to configure and manage the storage.
  • The EMC VSI plugin for VMware vCenter Server works with it – did I mention that this is also free to download and use?  Head on over to EMC Powerlink to find the latest version of the VSI plugin.
  • EMC VNX VSA = NFS Only.
  • EMC Celerra  = NFS & iSCSI.

Download Links Here

If you are deciding on what VSA (EMC VNX or Celerra) to download and use, I would recommend the VNX VSA as the physical version is the latest Unified Storage offering from EMC – better to invest your time in learning the more recent version in my opinion.

So here they are folks, the download links – have fun and enjoy!

EMC VNX VSA

EMC VNX VSA

OVA:  UBER_VNX(NFS)v1.ova

 

 

 

EMC Celerra VSA

EMC Celerra VSA

OVA:  Celerra VSA 6.0.36.4 – UBERv3.2.ova

 

 

 

Easy to remember location for VSA downloads

For easy future reference I have also added links to both these EMC VSA downloads in the ‘Cool Links’ section which can be accessed via the menu bar at the top of the page.

Cool Links - EMC VSA Download

Latest VNX File Simulator Versions

Check out my other post here, which provides details on how to download the latest version of the VNX File Simulator.

Useful Links

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39 Comments on "EMC VNX and Celerra Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA) – Free Download Link"


Guest
mohamed essa
18 days 19 hours ago

hi all
how to connect to this VNX Simulator ?
i download it and work as a machine , what next ?

Author
13 days 18 hours ago

Hi Mohamed,

After installing the VNX Simulator OVA on your VMware Workstation or ESXi host, then you need to assign a handful of IP addresses to the simulator. One of these IP addresses is for providing IP access (via a web browser) to the Unisphere web based management interface. For details on this, check out the VNX Simulator install guide here: https://community.emc.com/docs/DOC-36963

Hope this helps.

Simon

Guest
samsonite801
3 months 19 days ago

I can’t find the Celerra VSA anywhere. All Links are dead. Nickapedia links don’t work, can’t authenticate. Not sure how to get the Celerra ova. I found the VNX one on EMC site, but nowhere can I actually find the other one:

http://72.15.252.40/public/vApps/CelerraVSA/CelerraVSA_6.0.36.4-UBERv3.2.zip

Can anyone please help me with this. I would greatly appreciate it!

Guest
Simon Seagrave (TechHead)
3 months 16 days ago

Hi there,

I have uploaded a copy of the site, you can download it from a link I’ve added to the EMC section of the “Cool Links” page, which you can find from the main menu at the top of the screen.

Hope this helps – have fun!

Cheers,

Simon

Guest
samsonite801
3 months 15 days ago

No that link wont work for me unless you can provide me a vSpecialist login because the download site just leads to there and I cannot get past authentication screen. Thanks for trying though!

Is there anywhere else you could post the file?

Nick’s site seems to work from home (outside of EMC’s network), but his prompts me for an FTP login which I don’t have. I did find a basic Celerra VSA download link inside EMC Intranet (since I work there) but it is not the one with all of Nick’s cool mods.

Guest
samsonite801
3 months 15 days ago

Oh no, I just tried the Nickapedia link again from home, and I can’t even get the ftp login anymore, the link is officially dead no matter what now…

Guest
Simon Seagrave (TechHead)
3 months 5 days ago

Hi there,

I have uploaded a copy of the Uber Celerra VSA to DropBox, which you will be able to download from there:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8ew09prxmyfsm56/Celerra%20VSA%206.0.36.4%20-%20UBERv3.2.ova?dl=0

Cheers,

Simon

Guest
samsonite801
3 months 4 days ago

That is so awesome. THANKS, I did get the file! I’ve been using NetApp sims for block-based storage in my VMware lab (used to be a NetApp Support employee), but had wanted to try the EMC ones instead since I am now working for EMC Support, I thought it would be nice to get a little hands on with the VNX and the Celerra sims since they are available. I found the VNX one on Internal EMC site, but until now I was never able to find the UBER version of the Celerra one.

Many thanks again!

Guest
Simon Seagrave (TechHead)
2 months 18 days ago

Great news, hope you are getting along with it ok.

All the best,

Simon

Guest
Heng
7 months 19 days ago

I the same have the problem. Stucks on the blue screen when I was intend to run the simulator…. Any helps?

Guest
Craig
6 months 7 days ago

Yep, same problem here too.

I removed all my existing java versions (using java control panel i’m using windows7 btw) and found 1.6.12 at http://www.oldapps.com/java.php?old_java=33

This worked like a charm.

Note: I’m doing this on Firefox 31.0. I could not get IE11 to work at all.

Guest
Kunal Udapi
1 year 4 months ago

I deployed it on esxi and vmware workstation, but when i tried to open simulator URL, it stucks on blue screen, while loading Java. any suggestion on this, how to fix it?

Guest
Htet
1 year 3 months ago

Same issue here. Anyone found a fix? I think I will have load older version JRE.

Guest
bill
1 year 3 months ago

Having the same exact issue.

Guest
Heng
7 months 19 days ago

Same issue. Any remedy?

Guest
Simon Seagrave (TechHead)
3 months 5 days ago

Hi,

Oracle seem to be constantly updating the security of the Java client, so much so it impacts on the smooth running of apps that use Java such as Unisphere.

To get around these security issues, simply set the Java client (but only if you feel comfortable doing this) to the minimum security setting and also add an exception for the address/IP of the Control Station on the VNX/Celerrra simulator.

This should then allow you to connect, though you will still be prompted a couple of times to confirm that you are happy to proceed when logging on, etc.

Hope this helps,

Simon

Guest
Amit
1 year 5 months ago

Great post! I was able to setup the simulator and integrated with vSphere VSI.

I was looking for VNX simulator for Block device. Can you please share a link if you have it?

Guest
Simon Seagrave (TechHead)
3 months 16 days ago

Hi Amit,

Unfortunately there isn’t a publicly available VNX simulator for block. This is due to a licensing limitation, which means that only the NFS version can be released to the public for general use.

Cheers,

Simon