A new white paper entitled VMware vSphere Storage APIs – Array Integration (VAAI) is now available. You can download the paper from the VMware Technical Resources web site here. This paper includes a description of all of the VAAI block, NAS & Thin Provisioning primitives. It also looks at how VAAI in implemented in our Pluggable Storage Architecture (PSA) model, as well as some tools available to you to troubleshoot and monitor VAAI primitive usage.

Hope you find it useful.

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Cormac Hogan

Cormac Hogan is a Senior Staff Engineer in the Office of the CTO in the Storage and Availability Business Unit (SABU) at VMware. He has been with VMware since April 2005 and has previously held roles in VMware’s Technical Marketing and Technical Support organizations. He has written a number of storage related white papers and have given numerous presentations on storage best practices and vSphere storage features. He is also the co-author of the “Essential Virtual SAN” book published by VMware Press.