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Storage Virtual Appliances Package

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The package falls under SDDC Integration program and is a prerequisite to gain access to the storage hardware program materials. TAP membership is pre requisite for enrollment of this program

The Storage Virtual Appliance package allows partners to quickly and easily deploy virtual machines that are developed and tested to the same rigorous standards as the storage products listed on VMware's Hardware Compatibility Guide.

Package Overview

A Storage Virtual Appliance is a software only storage array that runs in a Virtual Machine (VM) and exports local storage to other VMs or physical servers. The VMware Ready Storage Virtual Appliance package (SVA) enables partners to certify storage virtual appliances for compatibility with vSphere and its standard features such as VMware HA, Distributed Resource Scheduler and vMotion. Once certified, your product will be posted on the VMware Compatibility Guide. The SVA package offers a comprehensive set of tools and resources to help software storage appliance vendors develop VMware ESX-based Storage Virtual Appliances that allow partners to combine administration server virtualization and storage services on the same x86 based server.

Product Versions Supported

This package supports the following product versions:


4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 5.5 6.0,6,5,6,7


Target Audience

  • Storage partners

Related Programs and Services

SVA Development Consulting

SDDC Foundation Program (Storage Hardware Certification)

VMware Ready Status


VMware Ready Category


Documentation and Reference

Name Size  
SVA Program Guide 1.4 MB