Paper: Microsoft SCVMM 2012 and HP 3PAR best practices and reference architecture

HP has released a paper titled:"Microsoft SC-VMM 2012 and HP 3PAR best practices and reference architecture". The paper which contains 47 pages describes the use of System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) to discover and manage HP 3PAR Storage using the Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) management protocol.

Microsoft Partners who want their array and SMI-S provider to be supported by VMM, need to complete validation using a test harness and publish a best-practice document that captures the configuration of VMM, storage array, and SMI-S provider. This paper is HPs validation of the solution and also captures best practices, software and hardware configuration, limitations, and known issues and is intended for HP 3PAR customers who want to start using System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager.


The paper contains the following sections:

  • Overview
  • Executive Summary
  • Terminology
  • Architecture
  • Setup and Configuration
  • Test case execution
  • Additional details and guidelines

The following storage arrays are covered:

  • HP P10000 3PAR V800 Storage System
  • HP P10000 3PAR V400 Storage System
  • HP 3PAR T800 Storage System
  • HP 3PAR T400 Storage System
  • HP 3PAR F400 Storage System
  • HP 3PAR F200 Storage System