IPStoragePath is supported for ESX hypervisors.

An IPStoragePath is a logical entity which represents all possible network paths from:

  • An ESX host instance to a file server (FileServer) for Network attached storage (NAS) data transfer in an IP network.

  • An ESX host to Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) based storage.

    Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) based IPStoragePath is only supported in an environment where the VNX host and ESX host are connected via Fiber Channel Brocade 8000 switches. VNX host having sys oid "." is supported. The Brocade 8000 switch with Sys oid "." is supported. No other vendors are supported.

  • An ESX host to Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI).

    iSCSI based IPStoragePath discovery is supported only for Storage Array VNX with Sys oid ".". Currently, VNX with any other Sys oid is not supported.

    Configure IP Manager for IPStoragePath (NAS, FCoE, and iSCSI) on page 80 provides IPStoragePath configuration instructions.

    The VMware Smart Assurance Release Notes for SAM, IP, ESM, MPLS, NPM, OTM and VoIP Managers provides more information about the IPStoragePath class in IP Manager.