Rick Crisci explains the roles of PSPs and SATPs in path selection and failure detection in an ESXi host.
[Narrator] In this video, we'll learn…about storage array type plugins…and path selection plugins, and we'll also learn…about the ESXi pluggable storage architecture.…Before we begin, we need to become familiar…with a few acronyms that will be used throughout this video.…First on the list is multipathing plugins, or MPPs.…Multipathing plugins are used to allow storage traffic…to effectively flow over multiple paths,…and multipathing plugins are made up of two components,…the path selection plugin and the storage array type plugin.…
The path selection plugin, or PSP,…is used to select the ideal path for traffic.…If there are multiple paths available,…it's the job of the PSP to decide…which path is used when.…Some common PSPs that you may have heard of are fixed,…round-robin, and, most recently, used.…The storage array type plugin is built to handle fail over.…If the active path to a storage array fails,…it's the job of the SATP to handle fail over…to a different path.…
The native multipathing plugin, or NMP,…is included with ESXi.…
Note: This course maps to the Configure and Administer Advanced vSphere 6.x Storage domain from the VCP6-DCV exam blueprint. Learn more about the exam objectives at VMware's site.
- Comparing VMFS (Virtual Machine File System) and NFS (Network File System)
- Working with Fibre Channel and FCoE
- Configuring iSCSI storage and authentication
- Working with block storage and VMFS
- Managing storage filters
- Using vSphere storage APIs
- Sharing virtual disks
- Configuring NFS storage
- Using vSphere Virtual Volumes
- Configuring VSAN data stores
- Configuring SIOC data stores
Skill Level Intermediate
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4. Working with Block Storage
5. Advanced Storage Concepts
7. Virtual Volumes (VVOL)
8. Virtual SAN (VSAN)
9. Storage I/O Control (SIOC)
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