Virtualized workloads in System Center VMM require storage resources to meet capacity and performance requirements. VMM recognizes local and remote storage, and supports the use of block-level storage devices that expose logical unit numbers (LUNs) using fibre channel, iSCSCI, and SAS connections, and the use of network shares for storage.

For more information about storage configuration see Configuring Storage in VMM Overview and System Center 2012 Integration Guide - VMM .

The following table summarizes storage array support for VMM in System Center 2012 SP1.

Manufacturer/Series Model Protocol Minimum Controller Firmware SMI-S Provider Type Provider Version Maximum # of Arrays/Provider Download Link Best Practice Documentation

Dell/Compellent

Storage Center

iSCSI/FC

SC 5.5.4 and later, EM 5.5.5 and later

Proxy

1

Not applicable

Dell Compellent Solutions

DotHill/AssuredSAN

4004 Series

iSCSI/FC SAS

GL101 and later

Embedded

2.1.0.2

Not applicable

Dot Hill AssuredSAN Arrays

EMC/Symmetrix

VMAX 10K, 20k 40K

FC

Enginuity 5875 or later

Proxy

4.5.1

5 (64-bit provider, 8 GB RAM)

EMC Support

EMC/VNX

VNX

iSCSI

Flare 31 or later

Proxy

4.5.1

5 (64-bit provider, 8 GB RAM)

EMC Support

EMC/CX4

All

iSCSI/FC

Flare 30

Proxy

4.5.1

5

EMC Support

 Fujitsu/ETERNUS DX80 S2/DX90 S2/DX410 S2/DX440 S2/DX8100 S2/DX8700 S2  iSCSI/FC V10L40 or later  Embedded V04L00-0000 1 Not applicable Storage System ETERNUS

HP/3PAR

StoreServ 7000 (7200/7400), StoreServ 10000 (10400/10800)

iSCSI/FC

HP 3PAR OS 3.1.2.P01

Embedded

1.4

1

Not applicable

 HP/3PAR
  • T-CLASS
  • F-Class
  • P10000
F200/400
T400/800
V400/800
 iSCSI/FC  HP 3PAR InForm OS 3.1.1.P10  Embedded 1.4 1 Not applicable  

HP/P2000 G3

iSCSI/FC

TS240

Embedded

1.5

Not applicable

Not applicable

HP/P6000

P6300/P6500

iSCSI/FC

1000 0000

Proxy

1.4

10

Not available

HP/P9000

P9500

FC

70-04-xx

Embedded

1.5

Not applicable

Not applicable

IBM/XIV

2810/2812 (Gen 3)

iSCSI/FC

Embedded

11.1/11.2/11.3

1

Not applicable

Storage Automation With the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3

 IBM/SVC   2145  iSCSI/FC    Embedded  7.1.0.0  1  Not applicable  
 IBM/Storwize V3700  2071/2072  iSCSI/FC    Embedded  7.1.0.0  1  Not applicable  
 IBM/Storwize V7000/Flex System V7000  2076/4939  iSCSI/FC    Embedded  7.1.0.0 1 Not Applicable  

NetApp/FAS

All

iSCSI/FC

8.0.1 (7-mode)

Proxy

4.1

40

NetApp NOW

Hitachi Ltd. / Hitachi Data Systems
VSP
VSP FC 70-05-02 Embedded 6.0  1  Not applicable Coming soon