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VMware vSphere is supported by LIO.
VMware vSphere in the Enterprise, a holistic view
|Stable release||4.0 Update 1.0 / November 19, 2009|
|Type||Virtual machine monitor|
VMware vSphere (formerly VMware Infrastructure 4), is VMware's first cloud operating system. It is able to manage large pools of virtualized computing infrastructure, including software and hardware.
vSphere 4 has been tested with LIO v3.0 with IBLOCK, FILEIO and physical storage devices (pSCSI) backtores storage objects. Physical storage objects work because the underlying SCSI low-level driver (LLD) supports SPC-3, SPC-4 and T10 WWN for vSphere MPIO.
vSphere 4 uses SPC-3/SPC-4 Persistent Reservations (PRs) for controlling I_T Nexus access to a LUN.
vSphere 4 uses SPC-3/SPC-4 ALUA for intelligent multipathing.
ALUA implements outer-nexus OS dependent multipathing (via
MO_SET_TARGET_PGS) from the SCSI Initiator port that allows ALUA Access States to be set on per SCSI target port basis. The Target ALUA implementation conforms to SPC-4 r17.
VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) is a provider of virtualization software. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Palo Alto, California. The Company is majority owned by EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC).
VMware's desktop software runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. while VMware's enterprise software is hypervisors for servers, VMware vSphere, VMware ESX and VMware ESXi are bare-metal embedded hypervisors that run directly on server hardware without requiring an additional underlying operating system.
- ↑ "NETGEAR ReadyNAS for Business Products Achieve VMware Ready™ Certifications". Netgear, Inc. 4/2010.
- ↑ "QNAP Announces iSCSI and NFS VMware® Ready Certification of its Enterprise-level TS-859 Pro iSCSI Turbo NAS". QNAP Systems, Inc. 5/2010.
- ↑ "VMware leader in virtualization market".
- ↑ Lohr, Steve (8/31/2009). "VMware market share more than 80%". The New York Times.
- ↑ "VMware, Hyper-V virtualization leave others in the dust".