In a recent posting , we introduced the upcoming support for VMware Virtual Volumes (VVOL) with the IBM XIV Storage System. With the announcement of vSphere 6.0, VMware also officially released support for the vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVOL) architecture
Since March 12 , 2015 , the VVOL and XIV integration is effectively supported through IBM Spectrum Control Base, and based on the VMware API for Storage Awareness (VASA). IBM Spectrum Control Base is a follow on to the IBM Storage Integration Server.
IBM Spectrum Control Base is a member of the recently announced IBM Spectrum Storage family.
You can see a practical illustration and a step by step description of the VVOL integration in this new IBM Redbooks publication:
In this publication, we review the VVOL concept and explain the architecture of the solution . implemented by IBM Spectrum Control :