VDS_HWPROVIDER_TYPE enumeration (vdshwprv.h)

[Beginning with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, the Virtual Disk Service COM interface is superseded by the Windows Storage Management API.]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,
  VDS_HWT_PCI_RAID,
  VDS_HWT_FIBRE_CHANNEL,
  VDS_HWT_ISCSI,
  VDS_HWT_SAS,
  VDS_HWT_HYBRID
} 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]
Header vdshwprv.h
Redistributable VDS 1.1

See also

IVdsHwProviderType::GetProviderType

IVdsService::QueryProviders

VDS Enumerations

VDS_PATH_INFO