1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 18, 2015 6:53 AM by Nick Dyer RSS

    VMware VAAI, VVOL, VASA 2.0 support

    Peter Kiertzner Newbie

      Hi

       

      What features is supported for VMware 6.0 storage features in production environment?

       

       

       

      Feature        Supported

      Yes

      No

      VAAI-Block

       

       

      Atomic Test & Set (ATS)

       

       

      Clone Blocks/Full Copy/XCOPY

       

       

      Zero Blocks/Write Same

       

       

      Thin Provisioning

       

       

      Block Delete

       

       

      VVOL

       

       

      VASA 2.0

       

       

       

      /Thanks.

        • Re: VMware VAAI, VVOL, VASA 2.0 support
          Nick Dyer Navigator

          Hi Peter.

           

          As of NimbleOS 2.3, all VAAI primitives except for XCOPY is supported (this will change next year).

           

          VVOL support with VASA 2.0 is currently in "tech preview" mode in NimbleOS 2.3, mostly due to a few caveats within the VVOL architecture right now - one of them being that VMware does not support replication of VVOLs, making DR impossible. Expect this to change in 2016. If you're interested, I'll be running a VVOL & Nimble Storage webinar in EMEA in mid-January (look for a link soon - i'll post it up on the forum too).

           

          The final thing which you've missed off your chart are "SATP and MPIO enhancements with vendor Pluggable Storage Architecture integration". We offer a PSP (free of charge, too!) to install within the ESXi environment which auto-configures and tunes SATP and MPIO for best practices for, with no need of scripting or manual intervention required. This is supported for both FC and iSCSI environments in a single PSP install.