2009-06-23 06:16 AM
I have an opportunity for VMware with FCP and I would appreciate your help with answering these questions:
1. I understand that the Vspere Alua is round robin active/active. Does it know not to use the proxy paths (the ports of the other head via interconnect)?
2. I understand there is a road map for Single file restore with SMVI. I understand that with FCP/ISCSI it is going to be single VMDK restore, not a single file from the VMDK. is it correct? Can anyone tell what is the timetable for that?
2009-06-23 07:10 AM
To answer your second question, SMVI will perform single file restores in both FCP / iSCSI and NFS environments as well as individual VMDKs. There is no difference in functionality when it comes to supported protocols. SMVI 2.0 is slated for release this fall.
2009-06-26 09:50 AM
The answer to your first question is yes. ALUA stands for Asymmetric Logical Unit Access. Please take a look at Vaughn Stewart's blog post "vSphere Introduces the Plug-n-Play SAN" for more information.
Hope this helps,