Tuesday, September 6, 2016

VMware ESXi Claim Rules unleashed

This blog article explains VMware ESXi claim rules in general and the differences between core and SATP (Storage Array Type Plugin) claim rules. In support we get a lot of questions about claim rules for several reasons. One could be performance tuning while another one could be the usage of a 3rd party multipathing plugin. With a claim rule you can pretty much define how a device of a certain vendor should behave if the the default setting won’t be sufficient. But let’s start from the beginning. There are two kind of claim rules: