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There are many options for managing storage Quality of Service (QoS) with VMware vSphere 4. Emulex 8Gb/s LightPulse® HBAs provide maximum I/O bandwidth and are compatible with interoperable QoS solutions based on servers, switches and arrays.
Emulex Virtual Port (VPort) technology enables unique support of fabric zoning, LUN masking, chargeback, backup and quality of service for virtual machines running in a virtualized service environment. Emulex Fibre Channel LightPulse 8Gb/s HBAs support creation of more VPorts per server than the competition, maximizing the benefits and costs savings that can be achieved with server virtualization.
This deployment guide, targeted at server, storage and network administrators, provides information about network convergence using FCoE technology and an overview of how to extract the maximum benefits from network convergence using FCoE technology in an ESX Server environment.
Many IT departments are choosing Emulex LightPulse® adapters for SAN connectivity for VMware ESX because of Emulex's advanced driver architecture, technology leadership in virtualization and storage area networking, platform stability and performance.
VMware ESX Server supports virtual SAN connectivity using N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV). This deployment guide provides details on how to implement Virtual HBA Port technology using Emulex Fibre Channel HBAs and Converged Network Adapters.
A Cisco, Emulex and VMware coauthored paper that will help end users discover the practical use cases and deployment scenarios for maximizing the benefits of NPIV in an ESX Server environment.
HBAnyware provides centralized HBA management for VMware servers delivering increased automation and administration efficiency.
Demartek Performance Report on VMware Environments
An evaluation report, prepared by Demartek, finds that Emulex LightPulse® 4Gb/s HBAs outperform QLogic HBAs running multiple virtual machines within a VMware ESX environment.
VMware and Emulex: Storage Connectivity for the Virtual Age
VMware users deploy more Emulex Fibre Channel HBAs than any other brand, based on full mutual support and superior performance. Emulex is blazing the virtualization trail with technology innovations like N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) and is working closely with VMware to integrate virtualization solutions with corporate storage management best practices.