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Default SATP Plug-in is changed for ALUA supported LSI Arrays in ESXi 5.0 Update 1 (2016753)

Details

On ESXi 5.0 hosts, the default Storage Array Type Plug-in (SATP) for LSI arrays was VMW_SATP_LSI, which did not support Asymmetric Logical Unit Access (ALUA) functionality.
 
Starting with ESXi 5.0 Update 1, SATP for LSI arrays that supports ALUA is changed to VMW_SATP_ALUA, so that TPGS/ALUA arrays are automatically claimed by the default VMW_SATP_ALUA SATP.

Solution

The following storage arrays are claimed by VMW_SATP_ALUA:
 
Vendor
Model
Description
LSI
INF-01-00
 
IBM
^1814*
DS4000
IBM
^1818*
DS5100/DS5300
IBM
^1746*
IBM DS3512/DS3524
DELL
MD32xx
Dell MD3200
DELL
MD32xxi
Dell MD3200i
DELL
MD36xxi
Dell MD3600i
DELL
MD36xxf
Dell MD3600f
SUN
LCSM100_F
 
SUN
LCSM100_I
 
SUN
LCSM100_S
 
SUN
STK6580_6780
Sun StorageTek 6580/6780
SUN
SUN_6180
Sun Storage 6180
SGI
IS500
SGI InfiniteStorage 4000/4100
SGI
IS600
SGI InfiniteStorage 4600
 
For information on managing claim rules, see Managing Claim Rules in the vSphere 5 Command Line Documentation.

Note: For more information on array support, consult your vendor and/or the VMware Hardware Compatibility List.

Keywords

VMW_SATP_ALUA SATP;SATP for LSI Array

Update History

11/09/2012 - Added link to VMware Hardware Compatibility List

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