Xsan: Compatibility of Fibre Channel storage devices
This article lists the Fibre Channel storage hardware compatible with Xsan and OS X.
Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard or earlier
- Apple Xserve RAID
- Promise VTrak E-Class RAID Subsystem (requires Mac OS X v10.5.2 or later)
OS X Lion v10.7 and OS X Mountain Lion v10.8
- Storage devices qualified for use in Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard or earlier (see above)
- Any ALUA-compliant Fibre Channel RAID systems
OS X Lion and later include support for the Asymmetric Logical Unit Access (ALUA) standard for multipathing and failover. Support for this industry standard multipathing implementation allows Lion and newer Xsan systems to be used with a wide variety of Fibre Channel RAID storage arrays.