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[Updated 17-Dec-2012]

In August 2011, the vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) was officially launched by VMware. This is VMware’s low cost, easy to install, shared storage solution which aims to enable SMB (Small to mid-size) customers to have access to core vSphere features such as vMotion & vSphere HA.

In September 2012, the VSA v5.1 was launched. This release included a number of new enhancements and features.

This blog article is simply to bring together a bunch of links to allow you to successfully evaluate, and then deploy a VSA in your infrastructure.

Offical Documentation

 HCL

 VSA VMTN Community

 VSA Product Demos & Eval Videos

 KB Articles

 Blog Articles

Some recent articles from Rawlinson (@punchingclouds):

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About the Author

Cormac Hogan

Cormac Hogan is a Senior Staff Engineer in the Office of the CTO in the Storage and Availability Business Unit (SABU) at VMware. He has been with VMware since April 2005 and has previously held roles in VMware’s Technical Marketing and Technical Support organizations. He has written a number of storage related white papers and have given numerous presentations on storage best practices and vSphere storage features. He is also the co-author of the “Essential Virtual SAN” book published by VMware Press.