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Thursday, April 12, 2012

SMI-S Provider Supported by VMM 2012

[Updated- 2 August 2012 ]
Check out this link to get more updated supported SMI-S Provider:-

[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
  • EMC Symmetrix or EMC CLARiiON CX (CX3 and CX4) version 4.3 or later

  • HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) version 10

    • Built-in to HP StorageWorks CommandView EVA 10.0
  • NetApp FAS version 4.0 or later

  • The list of supported storage array will be updated soon.
    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.
    4. Create Storage Classification
    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.