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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), is VMware's first cloud operating system. It is able to manage large pools of virtualized computing infrastructure, including software and hardware, and it is fully supported by LIO.
vSphere 4 and vSPhere 5 have been tested with LIO with IBLOCK, FILEIO and 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 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 LIO ALUA implementation conforms with 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.
- VMware ESX, Red Hat KVM
- SCSI: Persistent Reservations (PRs), Asymmetric Logical Unit Assignment (ALUA), Error Recovery Level (ERL), vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI)
- ↑ "NETGEAR ReadyNAS for Business Products Achieve VMware Ready™ Certifications". Netgear, Inc. 2012-04.
- ↑ "QNAP Announces iSCSI and NFS VMware® Ready Certification of its Enterprise-level TS-859 Pro iSCSI Turbo NAS". QNAP Systems, Inc. 2010-05.
- ↑ "VMware leader in virtualization market".
- ↑ Lohr, Steve (2009-08-31). "VMware market share more than 80%". The New York Times.
- ↑ "VMware, Hyper-V virtualization leave others in the dust".