VMware Storage API, VAAI VMware - Pure Storage

This document describes the purpose and performance characterizations of the VMware Storage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) with the Pure Storage FlashArray. The Pure Storage FlashArray includes general support for VMware ESXi as well as the most important VAAI primitives that enable administrators to enhance and simplify the operation and management of VMware vSphere virtualized environments. Throughout this paper, specific best practices on using VAAI with Pure Storage will be discussed.