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Storage Implementation in vSphere® 5.0 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 be a foundation for VMware Storage partners to port their MPIO (Multipathing and I/O) software to run on ESXi. In this chapter I cover in some detail the MPIO plug-ins certified with vSphere 5 as of the time of this writing. In this chapter, I will provide you with an overview of each package supported by vSphere 5 and some insights into what goes on behind the scenes on ESXi after they are installed and configured. This is in no way intended to replace or substitute each package’s documentation available from their corresponding vendor.

MPIO Implementations on vSphere 5

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