This topic provides a checklist of special setup requirements for different storage arrays and ESXi hosts.
|All storage arrays||Write cache must be disabled if not battery backed.|
|Topology||No single failure should cause both HBA and SP failover, especially with active-passive storage arrays.|
|IBM TotalStorage DS 4000 (formerly FastT)||Host type must be
AVT (Auto Volume Transfer) is disabled in this host mode.
|HDS 99xx and 95xxV family||HDS 9500V family (Thunder) requires two host modes:
HDS 99xx family (Lightning) and HDS Tabma (USP) require host mode set to
|EMC Symmetrix||Enable the SPC2 and SC3 settings. Contact EMC for the latest settings.|
|EMC Clariion||Set the EMC Clariion failover mode to 1 or 4. Contact EMC for details.|
|HP MSA||Host type must be
Set the connection type for each HBA port to
|HP EVA||For EVA4000/6000/8000 firmware 5.031 and above, set the host type to
Otherwise, set the host mode type to
|NetApp||No specific requirements|