Saturday, August 21, 2010 3:19 PM
Virtual Storage Integrator for Hyper-V
Scott form blog.scottlowe.org shared yesterday a very cool stuff, thank you for sharing it.
Most of my virtualization focus centers on VMware and its product
portfolio, but VMware isn’t the only virtualization solution in town.
I’m sure they (VMware) probably wish they were the only solution in
town, but competition keeps everyone on their toes. (Consider Proverbs
With that thought in mind, I wanted to bring everyone’s attention to a
new Hyper-V plug-in from EMC: the Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI) for
Much like VSI for vSphere, the VSI for Hyper-V provides additional
visibility from System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) into the
storage layer. The VSI for Hyper-V has two components: Storage Viewer
and Disaster Restart: The Storage Viewer component provides
mappings from NTFS volumes to the underlying CLARiiON or Symmetrix
devices, mappings from LUNs to VMs, and mappings from storage array to
Hyper-V hosts, including array target ports. In this regard, it is quite
similar to the Storage Viewer component of VSI for vSphere.
The Disaster Restart component displays disaster recovery sites,
groups of VMs online at each site, and enables live migration/quick
migration of individual VMs or the ability to migrate cluster groups.
PowerShell cmdlets are available to automate the complete functionality
of the VSI for Hyper-V. If you’re interested, you can download the VSI
for Hyper-V for free from PowerLink (login needed). Here’s a link to the
download on PowerLink.