The two types of HP StorageWorks EVA systems are EVA_GL, an active-passive system, and EVA_XL, an active-active system. For the systems to work with ESXi, certain specific settings are required.

Set the connection type to Custom when you present a LUN to an ESXi host. The value is one of the following:

  • For HP EVAgl 3000/5000 (active-passive), use the 000000002200282E host mode type.

  • For HP EVAgl firmware 4.001 (active-active firmware for GL series) and above, use the VMware host mode type.

  • For EVA4000/6000/8000 active-active arrays with firmware earlier than 5.031, use the 000000202200083E host mode type.

  • For EVA4000/6000/8000 active-active arrays with firmware 5.031 and later, use the VMware host mode type.

Otherwise, EVA systems do not require special configuration changes to work with an ESXi system.