vSAN is a hypervisor-converged, software-defined storage solution for the software-defined data center. It is the first policy-driven storage product designed for VMware vSphere® environments that simplifies and streamlines storage provisioning and management. vSAN is a distributed, shared storage solution that enables the rapid provisioning of storage within VMware vCenter Server™ as part of virtual machine creation and deployment operations.
This Network Design Guide gives a technology overview of vSAN network requirements and provides vSAN network design and configuration best practices for deploying a highly available and scalable vSAN solution.
vSAN 6.6 includes a new capability that allows for the easy installation of the VCSA appliance without having vSAN preconfigured. Read more about Easy Install in vSAN 6.6.
vSAN cloud powered health and performance monitoring improvements help administrators get the most out of vSAN introduced in version 6.6. Read more about vSAN's Health Check improvements in vSAN 6.6.
VMware vSAN™ is enterprise-class storage for hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI). Native to the VMware vSphere® hypervisor, vSAN delivers flash-optimized, secure storage. It utilizes commodity x86 server components to lower costs up to 50% versus traditional server and storage array architectures. Learn more about vSAN 6.6 and 6.6.1 in this Technical White Paper.
VMware vSAN™ is enterprise-class storage for hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI). Native to the VMware vSphere® hypervisor, vSAN delivers flash-optimized, secure storage. It utilizes commodity x86 server components to lower costs up to 50% versus traditional server and storage array architectures. Learn What's New in vSAN 6.6 in this Technical white paper.
Use cases for Virtual SAN include mission-critical applications, test and development, remote and branch offices, disaster recovery sites, and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Virtual SAN supports a number of configuration options such as 2-node clusters for small implementations at remote offices to clusters as large as 64 nodes delivering over 6 million IOPS. Stretched clusters can also be configured to provide resiliency against site failure and workload migration with no downtime for disaster avoidance. VMware provides the market-leading HCI platform powered by vCenter Server, vSphere and Virtual SAN.