VMware to release API for storage provisioning

Quoting from TechWorld:

Expect an API interface between VMware and virtualised storage resource providers for automated and dynamic storage provisioning.

This was backed up by EqualLogic EMEA VP John Joseph saying: “Stay tuned” when asked if this meant an automated interface between VMware’s virtual infrastructure and EqualLogic PS arrays such that a virtual server could be provisioned automatically with a volume of storage from an EqualLogic iSCSI storage pool.

This means that VMware will have an API through which storage provisioning commands can be issued and through which storage status messages can be delivered by a storage resource to VMware, such as ‘I’m getting full up.’…

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Microsoft seems to work in the same direction, working with QLogic to integrate N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) in upcoming System Center Virtual Machine Manager.