Friday, March 30, 2012 2:24 PM
As we are aware that VMM 2012 does support storage without SMI-S providers. How does this affect the Private Cloud deployment.
Sunday, April 01, 2012 9:43 AMModerator
You will have some limitations regarding storage management. Allthough the storage information from the hosts - connected to the shared storage will be exposed in VMM, so you will have an OK view of the configuration, available storage, how it`s mapped and so on, you`ll have to create LUNs and so on by using the management tool for your storage.
In a cluster environment if you have connected and provisioned some storage for your clusters/hosts, you can do some limited administration related to this by using VMM, like assigning available storage to your clusters/hosts and also convert til CSV.
functionality has its price, so it`s not expected that everyone will have access to a SMI-S storage in the first place.
Kristian (Virtualization and some coffee: http://kristiannese.blogspot.com )
- Marked As Answer by Kristian NeseMVP, Moderator Thursday, April 26, 2012 6:33 AM