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Chapter 7: Configuring and Managing Stor... > Configure Fibre Channel SAN Storage

Configure Fibre Channel SAN Storage

Fibre Channel storage was the first supported shared storage for VMware ESX and remains a viable shared storage solution with vSphere. There are many SAN storage vendors on the market.

TIP Before choosing any particular vendor and product offering, ensure it is on the HCL. The VMware HCL can be found here: www.vmware.com/go/hcl.

When implementing a SAN, keep the following in mind, as well as the items in “Guidelines for Implementing Storage,” earlier in this chapter:

  • Traditional SAN-based tools will not be visible to the virtual machines file system; only the ESXi operating system will be visible. You will have to use vSphere Client to monitor virtual machines.
  • Use disk shares and Storage I/O Control (SIOC) to prioritize virtual machines sharing the same LUN.

  

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