This chapter discusses the storage subsystem of a host, which is an important part of virtualization management and happens to be one of the most confusing areas of the entire VI SDK. The confusion mostly comes from the complexity of storage system in enterprise computing. Before moving on the formal discussion, this chapter briefly covers some basics of storage virtualization and how it’s layered.
The focus then moves to the
HostStorageSystem, which manages low-level storage components, such as Host Bus Adapter (HBA), SCSI disks/logical unit numbers (LUNs), iSCSI configuration, file system volume, and so on;
HostDatastoreSystem, which manages datastores;
HostDatastoreBrowser, which provides access ...