Ready to further your technical vSAN knowledge? With our new
vSAN Quick Questions YouTube series led by John Nicholson and Pete Koehler of VMware, there has never been a better time to achieve a deeper understanding of vSAN storage virtualization!
For 100 days, the vSAN team will share a new Quick Questions video daily on our
Twitter channel. That’s right, every day! These insightful videos range from 1.5-5 minutes in length, so they’re perfect little bits of wisdom you can soak up at any time. Each week, we’ll upload the questions shared on Twitter as a centralized resource, so just in case you miss one, be sure to bookmark this page.
Time to get started on this 100 days of vSAN journey. Watch what we’ve posted so far in the links below:
What are the top considerations when migrating a VM to a vSAN cluster?
How do I replace or upgrade a vSAN witness host appliance?
What is a vSAN Disk Group?
How much capacity can I use in a vSAN cluster?
What is the difference between VM Encryption and vSAN Encryption?
Can I use different types of drives in a vSAN cluster?
Can I use 100Gb network cards in my vSAN hosts?
How do I troubleshoot vSAN networking performance?
Why do I need a 3rd host or a witness for vSAN to store data?
How do I configure VMware HA for a vSAN cluster?
How can I make a vSAN host reboot faster?
How often should I patch or upgrade vSAN?
When should I use vSAN Deduplication and Compression?
Can I use vSAN in the cloud?
Should I use the vSphere NKP or an external KMS for vSAN Encryption?
Which data placement scheme should I use in vSAN – RAID-1 or RAID-5/6?
How many disk groups in a vSAN host do I need?
What type of cache device should I choose? SATA, SAS, or NVMe?
What are the benefits of NVMe and Optane devices in vSAN?
What should I consider when using SATA drives for vSAN?
What type of device should I use in the vSAN capacity tier?
What type of boot device should be used with vSAN?
Can I mix different servers in the same cluster with vSAN?
Can I mix hosts with AMD and Intel CPUs in the same vSAN cluster?
How do I migrate VMs to a vSAN cluster?
How can Site Recovery Manager (SRM) be used with vSAN?
Considerations when using Windows Server Failover Clusters with vSAN?
How does the vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM) work with vSAN?
What networking failover methods are available in vSAN?
How do I patch or upgrade my vSAN cluster faster?
How has the patching of a vSAN 2-node cluster improved?
How does vSAN handle a storage device failure?
What happens when I pull a storage device from a vSAN host?
How do I size a vSAN cluster?
Should I choose 10Gb or 25/100Gb for my vSAN network?
What are some quick design tips when using HCI Mesh?
How can I properly size vSAN for my capacity requirements?
What happens if my vSAN cluster loses power?
What do I do if my vSAN cluster capacity is getting low?
What are the top tips for networking in a vSAN environment?
Should I use Link Aggregation Groups (LAGs) with vSAN?
What kind of Network Interface Card (NIC) should I buy for my vSAN hosts?
How can vSAN be used with RDMA?
How do I monitor the performance of vSAN?
What is the best way to test the performance of vSAN?
What is the best way to determine if a vSAN cluster is healthy?
What is quorum voting, and how does it work in vSAN?
Can a vSAN witness host appliance be deployed in the cloud?
Can I share a witness across multiple vSAN clusters?
For vSAN clusters using encryption services, do the hosts need or use TPM?
For vSAN clusters, should I have a redundant Key Management Server (KMS)?
Where should I place my Key Management Server (KMS) in my vSAN environment?
What are my options for encryption when using vSAN?
How do I replicate data on a vSAN cluster?
How do I use vSAN with blade servers?
Can I use multiple VMkernel ports with isolated A/B switches with vSAN?
How do I reserve capacity for failures with vSAN?
What is the capacity overhead for a vSAN stretched cluster?
Do I need to stretch all the VMs in a vSAN stretched cluster?
How do I configure clustered SQL and Oracle applications on vSAN?
Can I run vSAN traffic through a network overlay, Firewall, IDS or NSX?
Can I use consumer class SSDs with vSAN?
Which maintenance mode should I use with vSAN?
What are “durable components” in vSAN?
Does vSAN use S.M.A.R.T?
How do I protect hosts from Memory DIMM failure in a vSAN cluster?
What should I do first after deploying a vSAN cluster?
How do I reclaim space with TRIM/UNMAP and vSAN?
When should I use RAID-5 or RAID-6 with vSAN?
When should I use a “Failure to Tolerate” (FTT) of 0 with vSAN?
When should I set a vSAN stripe storage policy rule?
How do I share or export vSAN storage outside of the vSAN cluster?
How can I build a vSAN cluster with the fastest possible performance?
Ho w large can a vSAN cluster be?
How large should I build a vSAN cluster?
What is the maximum size of a vSAN file share?
How does vSAN handle “too many” failures?
Can I manually throttle resynchronization data occurring in a vSAN cluster?
What happens to vSAN when vCenter Server is offline, or fails?
Can I run vCenter Server on the vSAN cluster it manages?
How does a vSAN 2-node topology work?
Is a vSAN stretched cluster an “active-active” topology?
What is the maximum latency for a vSAN stretched cluster?
How do I configure DRS with a vSAN stretched cluster?
What is different about vSAN in VMC on AWS vs. an on-premises installation?
How should I troubleshoot vSAN performance?
How do I manage vSAN alarms?
How do I use vSAN with containers and Kubernetes?
Should I use multiple VMDKs and multiple virtual HBAs with vSAN?
Can I run vSAN on a Raspberry Pi?
How do I manually balance or place data components on a vSAN cluster?
How do I re-IP hosts that comprise a vSAN cluster?
How do I verify that a new vSAN cluster is ready for production?
How do I configure a 2-Node cluster for direct-connect?
Can I use Layer 3 or multiple subnets with vSAN?
How do I backup data in a vSAN cluster?
What is the difference between a “hybrid” and “all-flash” vSAN cluster?
What should I know before I configure vSAN Fault Domains?
How do I use QoS or NIOC for vSAN networking traffic?
What does the vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM) update in a vSAN cluster?