Microsoft Virtual Machine Manager to provision QLogic SANs

Quoting from the QLogic official announcement:

QLogic Corp., the leader in Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs), stackable switches and blade server switches, today announced that it is working with Microsoft to integrate N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) technology with Microsoft’s virtualization management solution, System Center Virtual Machine Manager. The result is that Virtual Machine Manager, part of the Microsoft System Center management suite, will have the capability to create and provision virtual SANblade HBA ports across multiple physical servers.

The Microsoft System Center VMM tool initiates systems calls to the HBA to create, delete, modify and query virtual ports. Storage administrators can create virtual HBA ports within multiple zones and assign them to virtual machines (VMs) for migrations, without having to reconfigure any zoning or LUN masking settings.

The solution will be available to customers during the second half of 2007…