Dell MD Storage Array VMware vStorage APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA) Provider

Dell MD Storage Array VMware vStorage APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA) Provider, version 5.10.3600.0004

Fixes & Enhancements

This release of the VASA Provider adds storage capabilities for thin provisioned virtual disks.


Version 05.10.3600.0004, A00



Release date

29 Nov 2012

Last Updated

23 Apr 2014


Available formats

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Other versions
05.50.3600.0006,A02 26 Sep 20149:00:24 PM
5.10.3600.0012,A01 22 Jul 20139:17:28 PM
1.0,A01 25 Oct 20123:42:30 PM
Supported Operating Systems
VMware ESXi 4.1
VMware ESXi 5.0
Windows Server 2008 x64
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 x86
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2003 x64
VMware ESX 4.1
VMware ESXi 5.1
Applies to
Installation instructions
Download the VASA Provider from the Drivers and Download page at
1. Go to and select the Drivers and Download link.
2. Find your MD storage array model.
3. From the list of available downloads, choose the VASA Provider from the Applications category.
4. Download the executable file to your system.

Installing the VASA Provider:
1. Launch the VASA installation wizard contained in the downloaded package.
2. Review and accept the license agreement, then follow the installation prompts.
3. Once the installation completes, confirm the MD Storage Array VASA Provider appears in the available programs list.

To configure the Provider, see the Dell MD Storage Array VMware vStorage APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA) Provider User's Guide.
Important Information
The Dell MD Storage Array vStorage APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA) Provider is part of a set of extensible APIs that enable VMware vCenter to see the capabilities of MD storage arrays and corresponding datastores.
Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).