Author Archives: Ravi Chamarti

New Tech Note: ‘Bootstrapping VSAN without vCenter’

Ever wondered how to deploy Virtual SAN when there is no vCenter available to begin with? Bootstrap method allows one to deploy VSAN datastore and then can be used to install vCenter. However, this does not mean we don’t require vCenter for VSAN. vCenter is definitely key to manage the full functioning of VSAN.

Apart from the bootstrapping method, additional methods to restart a VSAN cluster when vCenter is running on the VSAN datastore are described.

You can find the tech note titled, ‘Bootstrapping VSAN without vCenter’ on Developer Center, your one stop shop for all developer resources. ‎For more information on VSAN, including other tech notes, visit the VSAN Architecture page.

New Tech Note: ‘Using HostProfiles for VSAN’

VMware Virtual SAN technology provides  hyper-converged storage and compute solution. When you run out of space or need more compute and storage, you can expand existing VSAN cluster upto a maximum of 32 nodes.

Are you wondering how to extend the exisitng VSAN settings such as disk groups and IO Policies to a new host without downtime? The answer is vSphere HostProfiles. Developer Center now hosts the technote to show how to use HostProfiles to add new host and extend the exisitng VSAN settings to the new Host.

You can find the tech note titled, ‘Using HostProfiles for VSAN‘ on Developer Center, your one stop shop for all developer resources. ‎For more information on VSAN, including other tech notes, visit the VSAN Architecture page.