vSphere traditional block storage provisioning with ONTAP

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VMware vSphere supports the following VMFS datastore options with ONTAP SAN protocol support indicated.

VMFS datastore options ONTAP SAN protocol support

Fibre Channel (FC)

yes

Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)

yes

iSCSI

yes

iSCSI Extensions for RDMA (iSER)

no

NVMe over Fabric with FC (NVMe/FC)

yes

NVMe over Fabric with RDMA over Converged Ethernet (NVMe/RoCE)

no

If iSER or NVMe/RoCE VMFS is required, check SANtricity-based storage systems.