List of VAAI capable storage arrays

I decided to make a list of storage arrays with VAAI support, or at least with known availability timeframe. Information on this page is gathered directly from storage vendors, please leave a comment if you have any updates to this list.

ArrayWhenGood Firmware
3PARNow2.3.1 MU2
EMC CLARiiON CX4Now30.512
HDS AMS 2000Now0893/E
HDS VSPNow70-01-62-00/00
HP StorageWorks P4000Now9.0
HP StorageWorks P6000Q3/2011 
HP StorageWorks P9000Now 
HP StorageWorks XPMay 2011 
IBM N3000Now8.0.1
IBM N7000Now8.0.1
IBM Storwize V7000Now6.1
IBM XIVNow10.2.4

21 Replies to “List of VAAI capable storage arrays”

  1. All Netapp Storage arrays which are cappable of running DATA Ontap 8.0.1 support VAAI. Data Ontap 8.0.1 is likly to be released in the next 5-10 weeks. A Release Candidate is available by now.

      1. Tomi,

        Wondering if you can help with the following errors the Customer is seeing on his Host when using VAAI with a CLARiiON CX4-960 running the VAAI supported Flare Code R30 P512:

        May 4 15:08:34 a00vmfv206 vmkernel: 90:23:09:42.707 cpu13:4235)NMP: nmp_CompleteCommandForPath: Command 0x83 (0x4102bce68240) to NMP device “naa.60060160dd0e2600e711c9cd3e2de011” failed on physical path “vmhba0:C0:T1:L11” H:0x0 D:0x2 P:0x0 Valid sense data: 0x5 0x24 0x0.


      2. Man, Using RDM’s IMO are more of a problem then they are worth They are usaluly a USE-CASE with us like they have to have a really damn good reason. What I can recommend to not have a pRDM is to just break allocate multiple large VMDK’s to a single VM. What we did is migrated all our shares to a VSA filer or NFS CIFS with NetAPP. Sure its probably not something you want to do but it will keep you 100% flexible and get your closer to being a virtualized shop.pRDM don’t allow you to do alot of things. Like, you cannot backup up the VM in an easy fashion at all. If you are an agentless shop like us thats a problem that is why we stay away from pRDM’s. To each their own.

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