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HPE P6000 EVA Software Plug-in for VMware VAAI

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HPE P6000 EVA Software Plug-In for VMware VAAI (vSphere Storage APIs for Array Integration) is now available for the P6000 EVA and the EVA4400/6400/8400arrays. HPE P6000 EVA Software Plug-in supports the three original vSphere 4.1 VAAI primitives (Full Copy, Block Zeroing, and Hardware-Assisted Locking) with XCS v1010 0000 firmware. 

HPE P6000 EVA and the EVA4400/6400/8400 arrays also support the three original primitives along with the new thin provisioning primitives on vSphere 5.0 with XCS v1010 0000 firmware. Note that Space Reclamation (UNMAP) is not supported by VMware or by HPE on the P6000 EVA arrays. A plug-in is not required for VAAI support with vSphere 5.0 with the P6000 EVAs and EVA4400/6400/8400 arrays. Support for the new VAAI primitives available in vSphere 5.0 include:

  • TP LUN Reporting: Notifies whether or not a LUN is a Thin Provisioned LUN without going back to a vendor's management tool to check.
  • Out of Space Condition: Uses CHECK CONDITION status to pause a VM when it runs out of space to provide enough time so that the associated volumes can be expanded.
  • Quota Exceeded Behavior: VMware provides alerts when certain thresholds are exceeded. These thresholds are set with the storage vendor's tools.


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System Requirements:

For complete HPE P6000 EVA Software Plug-In requirements and compatibility lists, refer to the product documentation below and the P6000 EVA section on the HPE SPOCK website:

For addition information on VMware VAAI, please visit VMware's website:

Product Support:

For support, please follow the standard support processes for your HPE storage arrays or visit

Additional product information
Product #: T4256-63150
Version: -
Software specification: HPE P6000 EVA Plug-in for VAAI (T4256-10507.tar)