VMware partners and customers can optimize performance of their storage arrays in conjunction with VMware vSphere using VMware PSA (pluggable storage architecture). The esxcli storage core namespace manages VMware PSA and the esxcli storage nmp namespace manages the VMware NMP plug-in.
The vSphere Storage documentation discusses PSA functionality in detail and explains how to use the vSphere Client or the vSphere Web Client to manage the PSA, the associated native multipathing plug-in (NMP) and third-party plug-ins.
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