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Storage Design and Implementation in vSphere 6: A Technology Deep Dive, Second Edition by Mostafa Khalil

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Chapter 8. Third-Party Multipathing I/O Plug-ins

VMware Pluggable Storage Architecture (PSA) is designed to be modular and act as a foundation for VMware storage partners to port their Multipath I/O (MPIO) software to run on ESXi. This chapter covers in some detail the MPIO plug-ins that are currently certified with vSphere 6. This chapter provides an overview of each package supported by vSphere 6 and some insights into what goes on behind the scenes in ESXi after each is installed and configured. This chapter is not intended to replace or be a substitute for the documentation you can get from each package’s vendor.

MPIO Implementations on vSphere 6

VMware storage partners have the choice of delivering their MPIO software in one of the following ...

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