To use an HP StorageWorks EVA system with ESX/ESXi, you must configure the correct host mode type.

Set the connection type to Custom when you present a LUN to an ESX/ESXi host. The value is one of the following:

For EVA4000/6000/8000 active/active arrays with firmware below 5.031, use the host mode type 000000202200083E.

For EVA4000/6000/8000 active/active arrays with firmware 5.031 and above, use the host mode type VMware.

Otherwise, EVA systems do not require special configuration changes to work with an ESX/ESXi system.

See the VMware Infrastructure, HP StorageWorks Best Practices at the HP Web site.