Monthly Archives: February 2013

Connecting a P2000 G3 Storage Array to System Center Virtual Machine Manager Sp1

I have a P2000 G3 Storage Array that I wish to use with System Center 2012 VMM SP1.  Both support SMI-S, so configuring should be straightforward right?

Make sure you are running the latest version of the P2000 Firmware, you can get it from

First create a new user on your P2000 using the web control panel, smiuser.  In VMM create a new Run As account with the same credentials.

Then go to Fabric, and right click on Storage->Arrays and select to add your P2000.  You need to use the following settings:


Make sure you either tick the Use SSL option depending on your setting on your HP 2000.  After a minute or so you should be greeted with the option to scan the device.