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  Comments  Download Link Best Practice Documentation
 Tintri VMstore SMB  3.2 and later Embedded  2.1 Not applicable   Not applicable  Tintri Support
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
HPE/3PAR StoreServ 7000 (7200/7400/7450)

StoreServ 10000 (10400/10800) 

StoreServ 8000



(8400/8440/8450)







StoreServ 20000



(20800, 20850,



20450, 20840)

iSCSI/FC

3PAR InForm OS 3.1.2 and later

For 3PAR 20000, minimum IOS v. 3.2.2 MU2

Embedded 1.5 Not applicable   Not applicable

HPE/MSA MSA 2040

MSA 1040

iSCSI/FC GL200 Embedded 2.2.0.0 Not applicable   Not applicable

HPE/P6000 P6300/P6500 iSCSI/FC 1000 0000 Proxy 1.4 10   Not available

HPE/P9000 P9500 FC 70-04-xx Embedded 1.5 Not applicable   Not applicable

HPE/StoreVirtual StoreVirtual 4000 

StoreVirtual VSA

iSCSI/FC LeftHand OS 12.0 (iSCSI/FC),

LeftHand OS 12.5 P01 (iSCSI/FC)

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/SMB 8.2 and later Proxy 5.1 or later Not Applicable   NetApp NOW

Pure Storage, Inc.
FlashArray FA-400 Series, FlashArray//m Series
iSCSI/FC Purity 4.6 or later
Embedded
1.0
Not Applicable
  Not Applicable
Pure1 Support
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