White Paper | May 2, 2014

HP XP7 Storage And VMware vSphere 5 Best Practices And Configuration Guide

Source: SYNNEX Corporation

When supported with the correct underlying storage platform, server virtualization delivers increased infrastructure consolidation, administrative efficiency, business continuity, and cost savings. As a result, server virtualization is not only transforming the data center, but also the businesses that those data centers fuel. However, these transformative results depend on enterprise class storage to deliver the performance, availability, and flexibility to keep up with the dynamic and consolidated nature of virtualized server environments.

Storage is a critical component of the virtualization infrastructure. The storage platform must deliver high performance and use its capacity efficiently. Storage must also be modular and scalable to enable purchasing only what is needed, when it is needed. No single point of failure should exist, and failed components must be replaceable without interruption of service.

The latest generation of HP XP7 Storage is designed and built to exceed the economic and operational requirements of virtualized data centers by providing the storage performance, scalability, availability, and simplified management needed by enterprise businesses with growing storage needs. In this white paper, we explore the unique capabilities and integration of HP XP7 Storage with VMware vSphere. In addition, the white paper covers the best practice settings and configurations needed to optimize HP XP7 Storage for deployment with VMware vSphere. When deployed together, HP XP7 Storage with VMware vSphere provides enterprise businesses the benefits of increased consolidation savings by increasing virtual machine (VM) density, lowering storage costs, and realizing time savings from simplified storage management and provisioning.

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