The HP Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) family has been designed for mid-range and enterprise customers with critical requirements to improve storage utilization and scalability. EVA arrays can fulfill application-specific demands for transactional I/O performance, while supporting easy capacity expansion, instantaneous replication, and simplified storage administration.
The combination of an EVA array, HP Command View EVA software and VMware vSphere 4 and 4.1 (4.x) provides a comprehensive solution that can simplify management and maximize the performance of a vSphere infrastructure.
HP continues to develop and improve best practices for deploying P6000/EVA arrays with vSphere 4.x. This white paper describes a broad range of best practices for a Fibre Channel (FC) implementation; iSCSI and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) implementation are outside the scope of this paper.