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Connecting external storage will work on SImplivity?

 
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Occasional Contributor

Connecting external storage will work on SImplivity?

Hi there,

Would like to know if connecting NAS / SAN storage will work on simplivity and how will it be connected?

I'm looking to connect storeasy or nimble

 

 

Thanks!

 

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Re: Connecting external storage will work on SImplivity?

Yes, You can connect externel storage to simplivity box using HBA card.  However simplivity features compression, Deduplication will not be applicable on this storage.

 

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HPE Pro

Re: Connecting external storage will work on SImplivity?

While connecting other types of storage is possible, it is currently not supported without approval.


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Occasional Contributor

Re: Connecting external storage will work on SImplivity?

So I can connect directly using FC via HBA?  should the file system must be similar with the hypervisor ?

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Re: Connecting external storage will work on SImplivity?

Im not aware of this approval, where should we submit this kind of approval?

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Re: Connecting external storage will work on SImplivity?

Hi. We have done this for example in migration cases. Used FC card in the Simplivity node and connected it to SAN storage, when we had to move VMs from old vSphere environment to new HPE Simplivity clusters. We have some customers also using this in parallel with Simplivity datastores.

But as earlier mentioned, it will be a normal VMFS datastore to the ESXi server.

Br, Tomi

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Re: Connecting external storage will work on SImplivity?

Simplivity solutions (HPE, Dell 0r Cisco) can use external storage using any external HBA storage card (Based on the compatibility hardware matrix). Since SimpliVity is HyperConverged solution, we cannt use the SimpliVity features to the External (HBA) storage.


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Re: Connecting external storage will work on SImplivity?

Hi @dmercado ,

There was similar discussion in fourm.
You can refer with https://community.hpe.com/t5/HPE-SimpliVity/Simplivity-and-legacy-SAN/td-p/6978341#.XcFL0jMzY2w

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Re: Connecting external storage will work on SImplivity?

As per LiamP pervious comment connection for anything other then data migration is supproted only after approval,If you intend to run both SimliVity and  legacy storage long term this must be approved on an individual case by case basis,You can talk to your local HPE team about the approval process.


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