WordPress as a blogging platform has some very nice features. One of them is that you can find out what search terms led people to your blog. I have noticed that searches like these have become very common:
- XIV GUI and XIV GUI V3 or version 3
- IBM vcenter plugin
This suggest to me that people are having trouble finding these files, or more importantly: maybe Google is having trouble helping them to find them!
The reason is simple: They have been moved to IBM FixCentral rather than being posted on separate easily trawled web pages. The good news is that once you know about Fix Central, finding any file becomes very very easy.
First up you HAVE to bookmark this URL (Do it now! Yes NOW!):
Now open Fix Central and follow your nose.
Lets suppose you want to find an XIV related download.
From the Fix Central front page choose the following options:
When you hit Continue, it should take you to this URL:
This page contains every possible download for XIV including the XIV GUI, the HAK, the IBM Storage vCenter plugin and the ibm_vaaip_module VAAI driver.
Of course if you’re looking for Storwize V7000 downloads you should hit the same site but choose the Storwize V7000 product instead of XIV. This should take you to a link like this one:
The good news is that every IBM Storage product is moving into Fix Central so you will be able to work off a central repository for all IBM Storage related downloads.