Emulex HBAs in VMware ESX Server virtualization environments qualified by HP

Quoting from the Emulex official announcement:

Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX), the most trusted name in storage networking connectivity, today announced that its LightPulse® Fibre Channel HBAs used within VMware ESX Server are qualified and supported by HP for storage area network (SAN) connectivity to HP StorageWorks XP, EVA and MSA arrays, and HP ProLiant server solutions.

This qualification enables customers implementing VMware virtual infrastructure software – for partitioning, consolidating and managing servers in mission-critical environments – to deploy HP-branded HBAs from Emulex for high performance SAN connectivity to the HP StorageWorks and HP ProLiant server solutions.

The Emulex HBAs supported by HP include the LP1050-based models of single- and dual-channel HBAs.

In addition to today’s announcement, Emulex is working closely with VMware on a number of initiatives, including the forthcoming release of Emulex’s LightPulse Virtual HBA technology to the broader market.
As more IT managers are looking to virtual infrastructure for consolidation, increased resource utilization and management flexibility, the Emulex LightPulse Virtual HBA technology in conjunction with VMware VMotion technology and VMware ESX Server, enables each virtual machine or guest operating system to own and access a dedicated World Wide Port Name (WWPN), even when several virtual machines are sharing the same physical host bus adapter.
This new capability enables each guest to be managed independently, using SAN best practices for security and configuration management, such as fabric-based zoning and storage Logical Unit (LUN) mapping…