VSAN

VSAN Part 7 – Capabilities and VM Storage Policies

In this post, the VSAN capabilities are examined in detail. These capabilities, which are surfaced by the VASA storage provider when the cluster is configured [...]

VSAN Part 6 – Manual or Automatic Mode

The creation of a VSAN cluster is identical in many respects to how a vSphere administrator might create a DRS or vSphere HA cluster. A cluster object is [...]

VSAN Part 5 – The role of VASA

VASA, originally introduced in vSphere 5.0, are an extension of the vSphere Storage APIs. VASA is shorthand for vSphere Storage APIs for Storage Awareness. It [...]

VSAN Part 4 – Understanding Objects and Components

One of the most important concepts to understand in VSAN, in my opinion, is the notion of storage objects and components. Virtual Machines deployed on a [...]

VSAN Part 3 – It is not a Virtual Storage Appliance

I've actually had to change the order of VSAN posts just to make this very point - VSAN is NOT a Virtual Storage Appliance. I've seen multiple conversations on [...]

VSAN Part 2 – What do you need to get started?

This post contains the list of items you will need to get started with VSAN. I'll also try to highlight some best practices when it comes to configuring VSAN. [...]

VSAN Part 1 – A first look at VSAN

At last, VSAN is launched. Over the coming weeks and months, I plan on doing a series of VSAN (or Virtual SAN to be more accurate) posts. I will start with a [...]