Emulex announces HBA management software for Microsoft Virtual Server 2005

Quoting from the Emulex official announcement:

Emulex Corporation today announced VMPilot, a new management software application for Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 environments. The Emulex VMPilot is designed for simplified creation and migration of virtual machines attached to storage area networks (SANs). Employing Emulex’s 4Gb/s Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) with its industry-leading LightPulse Virtual HBA technology, VMPilot is designed to allow administrators to seamlessly deploy and migrate SAN-based virtual machines, while leveraging their existing SAN management tools and best practices.

A simple wizard creates virtual machines with SAN connectivity using virtual HBA ports that work like physical HBAs.

VMPilot also easily migrates virtual machines to alternate physical servers while maintaining their SAN attachment, saving storage managers from the time and effort of reconfiguring storage and fabrics or copying files. In addition, VMPilot allows storage managers to isolate applications and comply with service level agreements. VMPilot is in beta release and is scheduled to be available during the first quarter of 2007…