The PowerStore Manager provisioning workflows simplify management by using best practices and recommended default values. These abilities help optimize system performance and minimize the overall costs of using and maintaining the system. Manage provisioned resources easily by using the intuitive filtering options to sort and view data to the user. PowerStore Manager can easily identify failed and faulted components through graphical representations of the system. PowerStore Manager also offers a wide range of Dell Technologies support options, directly from the user interface, to assist troubleshooting.
Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System RF (SVOS RF) is the standard operating system for Hitachi VSP G series and VSP F series storage systems. An integrated software system, SVOS RF works with the virtualization capabilities of the storage systems and provides the foundation for global storage virtualization. SVOS RF delivers software-defined storage by abstracting and managing heterogeneous storage to provide a unified virtual storage layer, resource pooling, and automation. SVOS RF also offers self-optimization, automation, centralized management, and increased operational efficiency for improved performance and storage utilization.
Hitachi VSP G/F350, G/F370, G/F700, G/F900 storage systems are powered by Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System RF (SVOS RF) and supported by Hitachi storage management software to enable you to effectively manage and centralize your software-defined infrastructure.
SAN configuration
For vSphere 5.5 and earlier, a SAN is required to connect the storage system to the VMware ESX Server host as VMware does not support FC-AL and direct-connect connections to storage systems.
For vSphere 6.x, direct-connect connection to the storage system is supported with 8G FC using FC-AL or with 16G FC using point-to-point. For information about setting up storage arrays for VMware ESX Server, see the VMware user documentation.
VMware vSphere API operations
The storage systems support the VMware vSphere API for Array Integration (VAAI). VAAI enables the offload of specific storage operations from the VMware ESX host to the storage system for improved performance and efficiency. These APIs, available in VMware vSphere 4.1 and later, provide integration with the advanced features and capabilities of the storage systems such as thin provisioning, dynamic tiering, and storage virtualization. VMware ESX 4.1 or later is required for VAAI operations.
VMware ESX Server and VirtualCenter compatibility
VMware recommends that install VirtualCenter with the ESX Server software. VirtualCenter lets client provision virtual machines and monitor performance of physical servers and virtual machines, monitor performance and utilization of physical servers and the virtual machines they are running, and export VirtualCenter data to HTML and Excel formats for integration with other reporting tools.
VMware installation and configuration