QLOGIC SANBOX 3810 and VMware
Posted on 2014-03-07
Quite a while back I made the mistake of purchasing two QLOGIC SANBOX 3810 for a basic VMware setup with 3 hosts and one fibre channel SAN. Its running ESXi 4.1, and has been running fine with like 20 VMs.
We're in the process of specing out more SANs and am looking at potentially going Fibre again instead of ISCSI. However, I found out that the SANBOX 3810 is the only fibre channel switch not on the VMware Compatibility list!!! agghhh.
Anyhow, just wanted to know from some Fibre Channel Expert out there that might know why it wouldn't be on the compatibility list and if they think its really an issue for me to use it with VMware. The new SAN will be connecting to new hosts with VMware ESXi 5.5.