Because there is no document published on how to setup and run VMware off of an HP P2000 (at least that I could find), I have put one together after reviewing the P2000 FC/iSCSI combo unit that I was lent by HP (Thanks again guys!). I have created a PDF version of this for easy offline viewing, as well as prettier formatting. I tried to model this document after the “Running VMware vSphere 4 on HP Lefthand P4000 SAN solutions” document that HP produced after acquiring Lefthand. Therefore some parts of that document that are identical for the P2000 I simply copy/pasted into this one. Other parts have been created specifically for the P2000’s differences from the P4000.
Click here to download the PDF Updated to revision 2, which was a simple graphics change and added a change log to the end of the document.
I encourage everyone to leave a comment or suggestion. Ideally, if the guide is to be accurate it will require input from more then just one author.
If you are working with the SAS model check out this post over at virtualizetips.com. He has created a great setup guide for the SAS model, which can also be applied to the other models too… just dont forget to configure your port settings if your using anything except SAS.