vSAN File Services and Cloud Native Storage integration (Video)

In this short video, I want to show some of the integration points between vSAN 7.0 File Services, and Cloud Native Storage (CNS). We will use the CSI driver that ships with vSphere 7.0 to provision a new read-write-many persistent volume backed by a vSAN file share. A read-write-many persistent volume is one that can be accessed by multiple Kubernetes Pods simultaneously. I will then show how CNS provides the vSphere client all sorts of useful information about the volume. This information is invaluable to a vSphere Admin when trying to figure out how vSphere storage is being consumed when Kubernetes is running on top of vSphere.

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4 Replies to “vSAN File Services and Cloud Native Storage integration (Video)”

  1. Hi Cormac, thanks for sharing this video. i want to ask you a quesion, is it possible to add all flash nodes to an hybrid cluster in order to migrate a horizon environent? i mean, add several al flash nodes and after that, remove one by one hybrid? we have a procedure to migrate a hybrid disk group to all flash, but in this case, the customer is unable to recompose/rebalance the VDIs

    Thanks a lot

    1. I have never tried such a procedure Marcos, so I do not know if there are any issues that could arise. I’d recommend speaking to GSS to ask their advice.

    1. Yes – we are currently looking at what effort is needed to include SMB as a supported protocol on vSAN File Services. I can’t share any timelines yet however.

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