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VDS_HWPROVIDER_TYPE enumeration

[Beginning with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, the Virtual Disk Service COM interface is superseded by the Windows Storage Management API.]

Defines the set of valid types for a hardware provider. These values are used in the type member of the VDS_PATH_INFO structure and are returned in the pType parameter of the IVdsHwProviderType::GetProviderType method.

Syntax


typedef enum _VDS_HWPROVIDER_TYPE { 
  VDS_HWT_UNKNOWN        = 0,
  VDS_HWT_PCI_RAID       = 1,
  VDS_HWT_FIBRE_CHANNEL  = 2,
  VDS_HWT_ISCSI          = 3,
  VDS_HWT_SAS            = 4,
  VDS_HWT_HYBRID         = 5
} VDS_HWPROVIDER_TYPE;

Constants

VDS_HWT_UNKNOWN

The type is unknown.

VDS_HWT_PCI_RAID

The type indicates a hardware provider for PCI RAID cards.

VDS_HWT_FIBRE_CHANNEL

The type indicates a hardware provider for Fibre Channel storage array networks.

VDS_HWT_ISCSI

The type indicates a hardware provider for iSCSI storage array networks.

VDS_HWT_SAS

The type indicates a hardware provider for serial attached SCSI (SAS) storage array networks.

Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2003 R2:  This value is not supported until Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.

VDS_HWT_HYBRID

The type indicates a hybrid hardware provider. A hybrid provider is a provider that manages subsystems that support multiple interconnect types. This is not a valid value for the type member of the VDS_PATH_INFO structure.

Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2003 R2:  This value is not supported until Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.

Remarks

If your application encounters a VDS_HWPROVIDER_TYPE value that it does not recognize, it should display the provider type as unknown. It should not attempt to map the unrecognized provider type to another provider type.

Note  Additional constants might be added to the VDS_HWPROVIDER_TYPE enumeration in future Windows versions. For this reason, your application must be designed to gracefully handle an unrecognized VDS_HWPROVIDER_TYPE enumeration constant.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows Vista [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2003 R2 [desktop apps only]

Redistributable

VDS 1.1

Header

Vds.h

See also

IVdsHwProviderType::GetProviderType
IVdsService::QueryProviders
VDS Enumerations
VDS_PATH_INFO

 

 

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