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Huawei SAN Storage Host Connectivity Guide for VMware ESXi

HUAWEI SAN Storage Host Connectivity Guide for VMware ESXi Servers

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Specifications

Specifications

VMware specifications vary with VMware versions. Table 2-3 lists major VMware specifications.

Table 2-3 Major specifications of VMware

Category

Specifications

Max. Value

4.0

4.1

5.0

5.1

5.5

6.0

6.5

6.7

iSCSI Physical

LUNs per server

256a

256

256

256

256

256

512

1024

Paths to a LUN

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

Number of total paths on a server

1024

1024

1024

1024

1024

1024

2048

4096

Fibre Channel

LUNs per host

256a

256

256

256

256

256

512

1024

LUN size

2 TB minus 512 B

2 TB minus 512 B

-

64 TB

64 TB

64 TB

64 TB

64 TB

LUN ID

255

255

255

255

255

1023

16383

16383

Number of paths to a LUN

16

32

32

32

32

32

32

32

Number of total paths on a server

1024

1024

1024

1024

1024

1024

2048

4096

Number of HBAs of any type

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

HBA ports

16

16

16

16

16

16

16

16

Targets per HBA

256

256

256

256

256

256

256

256

FCoE

Software FCoE adapters

-

-

4

4

4

4

4

4

NFS

Default NFS datastores

8

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

NFS datastores

64 (requires changes to advanced settings)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

VMFS

RDM size

2 TB minus 512 B

2 TB minus 512 B

-

-

-

-

-

-

Volume size

64 TB-16 KB

64 TB

-

-

64 TB

64 TB

64 TB

-

Volume per host

256

256

256

256

256

256

512

-

VMFS-2

Files per volume

256 + (64 x additional extents)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Block size

256 MB

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

VMFS-3

VMFS-3 volumes configured per host

256

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Files per volume

~30,720b

~30,720b

~30,720b

~30,720b

~30,720b

~30,720b

-

-

Block size

8 MB

8 MB

8 MB

8 MB

8 MB

8 MB

-

-

Volume size

-

-

64 TBc

64 TBc

-

64 TBc

-

-

VMFS-5

Volume size

-

-

64 TBd

64 TBd

64 TBd

64 TBd

64 TBd

64 TBd

Block size

     

1 MB

1 MB

1 MB

1 MB

1 MB

1 MB

Files per volume

-

-

~130690

~130690

~130690

~130690

~130690

~130690

VMFS-6

Volume size

-

-

-

-

-

-

64 TB

64 TB

Block size

-

-

-

-

-

-

1 MB

1 MB

Files per volume

-

-

-

-

-

-

~130690

~130690

a. Local disks are included.

b. The file quantity is sufficient to support the maximum number of VMs.

c. If the block size supported by the file system is 1 MB, the maximum volume size is 50 TB.

d. The volume size is also subject to RAID controllers or adapter drivers.

Table 2-3 lists only part of specifications. For more information, see:

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