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 and R2



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



 Dell/EqualLogic PS Series iSCSI Firmware v6.0 or above and HIT Kit v4.7 or above SMP v4.7  Not applicable Dell EqualLogic 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/FC

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

DX100S3/

DX200S3/

DX500S3/

DX600S3
 iSCSI/FC V10L40 or later  Embedded V04L00-0000 1 Not applicable Storage System ETERNUS

HP/3PAR

StoreServ 7000 (7200/7400/7450)

StoreServ 10000 

(10400/10800)

iSCSI/FC

HP 3PAR InForm OS 3.2.1

Embedded

1.4

1

Not applicable



HP/MSA

MSA 2040

MSA 1040

iSCSI/FC

GL200

Embedded

2.2.0.0

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



HP/StoreVirtual

  • StoreVirtual Appliance (4130, 4330, 4530,4730)
  • StoreVirtual VSA 2014
 iSCSI/FC  LeftHand OS 12.0  Embedded  1.4  1 Not applicable  

IBM/XIV

2810/2812 (Gen 3)

iSCSI/FC



Embedded

11.1 and later

1

Not applicable

Storage Automation With the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3

 IBM/SVC   2145  iSCSI/FC    Embedded  6.4.1 and later

 1  Not applicable  
 IBM/Storwize V3700  2071/2072  iSCSI/FC    Embedded  6.4.1 and later

 1  Not applicable  
 IBM/Storwize V5000  2077/2078  iSCSI/FC   Embedded  7.1.0 and later

 1  Not applicable

 
 IBM/Storwize V7000/Flex System V7000  2076/4939  iSCSI/FC    Embedded 6.4.1 and later

1 Not Applicable  
 Lenovo Storage  S3200/S2200 iSCSI/FC/
SAS
 GL210 and Later  Embedded  2.1.0.2  Not Applicable  Not Applicable  
NEC/NEC Storage M-Series M310
M510
M710
iSCSI/FC 010A (SCS 0921) Embedded SCS 0921
or later
1 Not applicable M-Series Storage Disk Arrays

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
HUAWEI / OceanStor 18000  18000 Series   iSCSI/FC  V100R001 and later   Proxy  v1.5.00   Not Applicable  Not Applicable  
 HUAWEI / OceanStor V3  V3 Series   iSCSI/FC  V300R002 and later  Proxy  v1.5.00  Not Applicable  Not Applicable  
 HUAWEI / OceanStor T  T Series   iSCSI/FC   V200R002 and later  Proxy  v1.5.00   Not Applicable  Not Applicable