Check out this link to get more updated supported SMI-S Provider:- http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg610600.aspx#BKMK_Arrays
[20 May 2012]-
Storage management is one of the features available in VMM 2012. You can use VMM 2012, to perform discover, perform classification and provision of storage to Hyper-V Host. At this moment, storage automation is supported on Microsoft Hyper-V Host.
In order for VMM 2012 to communicate with external storage, it require to use SMI-S Provider (Storage Management Initiative – Specification). The following is the supported SMI-S Provider
- Built-in to HP StorageWorks CommandView EVA 10.0
1. Download the SMI-S provider
2. Install the SMI-S provider into an available host
3. Add the provider to VMM Management Server
|Do not install SMI-S Provider in the VMM Management Server. This configuration is not supported by Microsoft.|
5. Discover Storage
6. Create LUN, delete LUN through VMM
7. Allocated LUN to Host Group
Now, how about external storage which is NOT using SMI-S Provider ?
VMM still uses VDS (Virtual Disk Service) hardware providers for SAN transfer functionality. However, you are require to configure the creation, deletion and assign LUN to Hyper-V Host from outside of VMM.