VMM 2012 SP1 storage providers supports : new SMP storage provider
With the release of VMM 2012 SP1 CTP2, Microsoft added support to the SMP storage provider.
Now VMM 2012 with SP1, supports the following types of storage providers:
- SMI-S CIM–XML
Besides the new SMP provider type, the VMM 2012 SP1 release adds the following new functionality:
- Supports auto (dynamic) iSCSI target systems, such as the Dell EqualLogic PS Series. System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager supported only static iSCSI target systems.
- Supports the thin provisioning of logical units through VMM. Your storage array must support thin provisioning, and thin provisioning must be enabled for a storage pool by your storage administrator
To evaluate the storage enhancements in this CTP, you must use the following storage arrays.
|Provider Type||Supported Arrays|
|SMI-S CIM-XML||See the “Supported Storage Arrays” section of Configuring Storage Overview for the supported storage arrays.|
|SMP||Dell EqualLogic PS Series using iSCSI|