VSAN

A closer look at EMC ScaleIO

Thanks to our friends at EMC, I was recently given the chance to attend a session on EMC's new storage acquisition, ScaleIO. This acquisition generated a lot [...]

Come talk about Virtual SAN at upcoming EMEA VMUGs

I am presenting at a number of upcoming VMware User Group (VMUG) conferences over the next month or so. I'll be basically doing my pitch on Virtual SAN (VSAN) [...]

VSAN Part 10 – Changing VM Storage Policy on-the-fly

This is quite a unique aspect of VSAN, and plays directly into what I believe to be one of the crucial factors of software defined storage. Its probably easier [...]

VSAN Part 9 – Host Failure Scenarios & vSphere HA Interop

In this next post, I will examine some failure scenarios. I will concentrate of ESXi host failures, but suffice to say that a disk or network failure can also [...]

VSAN Part 8 – The role of the SSD

I will start with a caveat. The plan is to support both Solid State Disks and PCIe flash devices on VSAN. However, for the purposes of this post, I will refer [...]

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 [...]