To work with ESX/ESXi, EMC Symmetrix storage systems require certain specific settings. Use EMC software to configure the storage system. For information, see your EMC documentation.

The following settings are required for ESX/ESXi operations on the Symmetrix networked storage system:

Common serial number (C)

Auto negotiation (EAN) enabled

SCSI 3 (SC3) set (enabled)

Unique world wide name (UWN)

SPC-2 (Decal) (SPC2) SPC-2 flag is required

Note

The ESX/ESXi host considers any LUNs from a Symmetrix storage system that have a capacity of 50MB or less as management LUNs. These LUNs are also known as pseudo or gatekeeper LUNs. These LUNs appear in the EMC Symmetrix Management Interface and should not be used to hold data.