VMM supports local and remote storage (block or file storage). If VMM supports your storage (see “Supported Storage Arrays for System Center 2012 VMM”) you can add one in 4 clicks. Notice some storage devices doesn’t have embedded SMI-S provider. In that case , you need to implement additional “interface” ,called as proxy, between VMM Server and storage device
Typical usage scenarios for storage features in VMM:
- Assigning and adding storage to hosts or clusters
- Cluster creation
- Scale-Out File Server
- Rapid Provisioning
TIP:Do not install the SMI-S provider on the VMM management server. This configuration is not supported.
Please see technet article to get more information: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg610600.aspx
I have to add my storage (IBM Storwize V3700) to VMM. This storage has embedded SMI-S provider , so we need to provide just IP address and account to access device. According with http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg610563.aspx we also need to select the @Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection check box to enable HTTPS for communicating with the SMI-S CIMXML provider. As you see, this option is greyed out for both protocols SMS-S WMI (it is normal) and SMI-S CIMXML.
Resolution: uninstall KB2840632 and KB2833958
wusa /uninstall /kb:2833958 /norestart wusa /uninstall /kb:2840632 /norestart
Restart you server and open VMM console. Use SSL option is active now!
Click Next , Import certificate
Select your LUNs and create classification for them
Verify that running jobs completed without any errors