HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage and VMware vSphere 6.5 3PAR StoreServ Storage and VMware vSphere 6.5 best practices . Technical white paper

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  • HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage and VMware vSphere 6.5 best practices

    Technical white paper

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    Contents Executive summary ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 4 Key features and benefits................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4 Configuration ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5

    Fibre Channel and iSCSI support......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5 Persistent Ports ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 7 Multipathing considerations .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 7 HPE 3PAR Peer Persistence ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 9 Configuration summary ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 11

    VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols) ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 11 Architecture overview of VVols on HPE 3PAR .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 12 HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage supported features with VVols ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 13

    Overview and configuration of VMware integration and plug-ins .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 14 VAAI (vSphere Storage APIs for Array Integration) ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 14 HPE OneView for VMware vCenter .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 16 HPE StoreFront Analytics for VMware vRealize Operations Manager ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 18 VMware vSphere integration and plug-in summary ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 21

    Thin provisioning and the Adaptive Data Reduction Suite ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 21 HPE 3PAR Thin Provisioning vs. VMware vSphere Thin Provisioning........................................................................................................................................................................................ 22 HPE 3PAR Thin-to-Fat and Fat-to-Thin Conversion .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 22 HPE 3PAR Thin Persistence Software....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 22 HPE 3PAR Inline Zero Block Deduplication .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 23 HPE 3PAR Thin Deduplication ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 23 HPE 3PAR Compression ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 24 Thin provisioning and Adaptive Data Reduction summary ................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 25

    HPE 3PAR StoreServ Adaptive Optimization ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 25 VMware vSphere Storage DRS ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 26 HPE 3PAR StoreServ performance and capacity optimization features .................................................................................................................................................................................... 26 Adaptive Optimization summary .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 29

    Performance tuning ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 29 I/O sizing ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 29 Virtual SCSI adapters and virtual disk types ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 30 Wide striping ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 30 Storage I/O Control ............................................................