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As written in a previous post, with Microsoft System Center VMM 2012 is possible manage some (supported) storage array using a SMI-S provider.

In the Dell storage portfoglio, the only solution that (one month ago) had the SMS-S support was the PowerVault MD3xxx series, and althoug not mentioned by Microsoft, was possible include them in the System Center fabric (as written in specific post).

With the new SP1, VMM  supports the same storage arrays that were supported in VMM 2012, plus the SMP provider. For more info:

In this way is now possible handle, with System Center 2012, the main Dell’s storage families:

PowerVault MD Equallogic Compellent
Provider SMI-S SMP SMI-S
Requirements MD Storage Array vCenter Plug-in Host Integration Tools 4.5 Compellent Enterprise Manager 5.5.5
Link vInfrastructure Virtualisation & Management Blog Dell Community
Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (2501 Posts)

Virtualization & Cloud Architect. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015). PernixPro 2014. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014. MVP 2014. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.


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