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SMI-S Providers

Postby TheDonMiguel » Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:10 pm

Hi

Are there SMI-S Providers available to manage the iSCSI Target?

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Re: SMI-S Providers

Postby anton (staff) » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:36 pm

Not yet but we'll bother our developers with this one closer to Fall 2011.
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Re: SMI-S Providers

Postby merckury » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:47 pm

Hi, Is the any updates on SMI-S Provider?
We're testing Microsoft SC VMM 2012 and want to know if we could use StarWind iSCSI target with SMI-S Provider

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Re: SMI-S Providers

Postby anton (staff) » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:12 pm

The link is published. It's preview stage now. We'll have official unified build with V6.

merckury wrote:Hi, Is the any updates on SMI-S Provider?
We're testing Microsoft SC VMM 2012 and want to know if we could use StarWind iSCSI target with SMI-S Provider

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Re: SMI-S Providers

Postby Ryan Lance » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:27 pm

Any update on this? I am interested in using SC VMM2012 with a supported SMI-S provider. Where does Starwind currently stand? Please send me any information you have and where I can obtain a the bits.

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Re: SMI-S Providers

Postby anton (staff) » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:55 am

We do work with RTM version of SCVMM. Grab a download link, install SMI-S provider and give it a try :) Feedback is welcomed. More you'll push it - faster you'll see it in production-ready status.
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Re: SMI-S Providers

Postby vbpav » Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:01 pm

Thanks for developing a SMI-S Provider! Excellent feature! A couple of issues I run into:

1.) limited to a single pool per SMI-S Provider? I would expect to have the ability to connect a single provider to multiple pools.
2.) Each time I conifgure a new Logical Unit in VMM 2012 RTM, my client crashes. The good thing, it actually does create the IMG device within Starwinds. The bad thing is, I have tried this on numerous clients (even from the VMM server itself) and it still crashes. Also, the new IMG generated shows "Total Capacity = 0". I am unable to do anything with this Logical Unit until I go back into Providers and click on "Refresh". Once the refresh completes the new Logical Unit shows the correct "Total Capacity" and can be assigned/deleted as needed.

I am wondering if #2 is actually on MSFT's end. But, I figure I would start here.

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Re: SMI-S Providers

Postby anton (staff) » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:24 pm

1) Could you please clarify on how do you expect it working?

2) Has been fixed with the most recent version. It's a combination of issues from both sides resulting bad synergy. Official SMI-S update should be published real soon.
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Re: SMI-S Providers

Postby vbpav » Wed May 02, 2012 11:53 pm

Sorry for the delay in response.

1.) If I have multiple LUNs created within Starwinds, let's say based on RAID type (LUN1 = RAID5, LUN2 = RAID10, LUN3 = RAID6). I would want the ability to carve space from each of these LUNs within VMM based. Currently, only a single Pool can be assigned to the SMI-S provider. And a Pool = only 1 of the three LUNs. If this is the case, I literally would have to provision 3 VMs to act as SMI-S providers for my 3 LUNs?

2.) Good to hear! Looking forward to it!

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Re: SMI-S Providers

Postby anton (staff) » Mon May 07, 2012 11:47 am

1) For now YES.

2) Please stay tuned :) Version is under way.

vbpav wrote:Sorry for the delay in response.

1.) If I have multiple LUNs created within Starwinds, let's say based on RAID type (LUN1 = RAID5, LUN2 = RAID10, LUN3 = RAID6). I would want the ability to carve space from each of these LUNs within VMM based. Currently, only a single Pool can be assigned to the SMI-S provider. And a Pool = only 1 of the three LUNs. If this is the case, I literally would have to provision 3 VMs to act as SMI-S providers for my 3 LUNs?

2.) Good to hear! Looking forward to it!

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Re: SMI-S Providers

Postby vbpav » Mon May 07, 2012 3:51 pm

Another feature I would think people mat eventually like to see, with regards to SMI-S, is to set LUN configuration options per Pool. Let's say I had two pools. One pool is for fast performance, and the other is not. Pool 1 would configure LUNs with caching, while Pool 2 would configure LUNs with no caching. Perhaps I want to create a LUN for clustering, and then another for no clustering, etc.
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Re: SMI-S Providers

Postby Bohdan (staff) » Tue May 08, 2012 1:53 pm

Thanks for your suggestions! We'll try to implement as much as possible.
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Re: SMI-S Providers

Postby anton (staff) » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:00 pm

Upgrade to R2 SCVMM Preview and StarWind V8 Beta. You be good! (c) ...
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