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Designing Hyper-V Solutions by Saurabh Grover

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SMI-S

Storage Management Initiative Specification, better known as SMI-S, is a SNIA standard that facilitates the management of storage devices from multiple vendors in a storage area network. Microsoft is party to the SMI-S workgroups, and has worked in collaboration with many storage vendors to develop providers and extend the capabilities of storage discovery and provisioning to Microsoft applications and platforms.

SMI-S integration was first added in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012, and the later in Windows Server 2012. The suite continued with R2 (short for Release 2) of both the products.

SMI-S

Figure 5-21: The Windows Standards-Based ...

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