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VMware vSphere is supported by LIO.

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Overview

VMware vSphere
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VMware vSphere in the Enterprise, a holistic view
Developer(s) VMware, Inc.
Stable release 4.0 Update 1.0 / November 19, 2009;
9 years ago
 (2009-11-19)
Development status current
Operating system x64-compatible
Type Virtual machine monitor
License Proprietary
Website VMware vSphere
vSphere creating a VMFS filesystem from LIO v3.x Target+iSCSI.

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 Target/IBLOCK, Target/FILEIO and physical storage devices (Target/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.

Reservations

vSphere 4 uses SPC-3/SPC-4 Persistent Reservations (PRs) for controlling I_T Nexus access to a LUN.

Multipath

vSphere 4 uses SPC-3/SPC-4 Asymmetric Logical Unit Assignment (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.

Certification

LIO has obtained "VMware Ready" certifications for VMware vSphere 4 with Netgear,[1] QNAP,[2] Data Robotics and Synology storage appliances.

VMware

VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) is a provider of virtualization software.[3][4][5] 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.

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