Sometimes physical hardware is not available nor practical for the purposes of testing CoprHD contributions. The CoprHD team provides a set of hardware (and hardware provider) simulators that allow you test critical functionality and perform sanity tests without physical hardware.
What is Simulated?
CoprHD does not have its own user store. Rather it relies on domain authentication servers such as LDAP.
VNX/VMAX via SMI-S
(both 4.6.x and 8.0.x)
|SMI-S is the interface CoprHD uses to manage VNX and VMAX. The simulator provides VNX and VMAX arrays via this mechanism.|
|Cisco SAN||CoprHD interfaces with Cisco via its interface.|
|Windows Host||Simulates physical host initiators, export operations.|
|VPLEX via REST||CoprHD manages VPLEX via its REST API.|
Simulator Deployment Options
- To reduce footprint, you can install simulators on your CoprHD development kit directly
- An OVF with a VM containing the simulators already configured may become available
Download the LDAP simulator package.
Download the SMIS simulator package.
Download the Cisco simulator package.
Download the Windows Host simulator package.
Download the VPLEX simulator package.
Note: Refer to Simulators for CoprHD 2.4.txt for information on the third party software included in the simulators packages and the associated licenses.
Place all .zip files in /simulator.
LDAP Simulator Steps
SMIS Simulator Steps
Cisco Simulator Steps
Windows Host Simulator Steps
VPLEX Simulator Steps
All-In-One Simulator VM
If you don't want to install each one separately and would rather just download a VM appliance that has all the simulators preconfigured: