EqualLogic firmware with vStorage API

This month Dell released their  firmware for EqualLogic iSCSI SANs.

A couple of things that caught my attention:

  • vStorage API support. Things like snapshot, storage vmotion etc are now handled by the array, instead of the ESX host
  • you can create seperate volume administrators. No more need to create group admins if you only need to create volumes
  • 2TB disk support for the 4000 en 6000 series. The 6500 series already had support for 2TB disks
  • You can mix 5500/6500 in a pool. This is still not recommended

Features like this makes it even a better storage system than it already was in my opinion.