APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA) Package

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Enables storage partners to create VMware Virtual Center providers that allow an administrator to monitor physical storage topology, capabilities, and state. This makes storage usage for daily operation more transparent for customer.

Package Overview

This package guides ecosystem partners through the development and certification of vSphere Storage APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA) providers that are compatible with vSphere and listed on the VMware Compatibility Guide (vCG).

VASA providers communicate with Virtual Center to indicate storage topology, capability and state information which supports policy-based management, operations management and DRS functionality. VASA providers help to identify trends in a VM's storage capacity usage for troubleshooting, correlate events on the datastore and LUNS with a VM's performance characteristics, and monitor health of storage. The policy-based management functionality of a VASA provider helps administrators choose the appropriate storage device, and monitors and reports information about existing storage policies. Because VASA providers enable tight integration with vSphere policy and operations management, and better troubleshooting and physical storage event correlation to reduce support costs, partners who create VASA providers are becoming the preferred storage suppliers for administrators and capacity planners seeking these optimizations.

Product Versions Supported

This package supports the following product versions:

vSphere

5.0, 5.1, 5.5

Target Audience

  • Storage partners

Related Programs and Services

  • VASA Development Consulting

VMware Ready Category

  • Hardware Products 

Documentation and Reference

Name Size
VASA Program Guide 308.3 KB