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Task Intro

Create a Virtual SAN datastore on a cluster with three hosts and deploy as many running VMs (of any size) as possible.

Task Description

Create a Virtual SAN datastore using three hosts, with as much capacity as you can.  Then, deploy as many running virtual machines (of any size) as you can onto the Virtual SAN datastore. The VMs must be powered on.

Task Validation (three steps)

Step 1:

Provide a screen capture that displays the following details from your Virtual SAN datastore within the vSphere Web Client.

  • Total Storage Capacity
  • Datastore Location
  • Datastore Type
  • Datastore # of Hosts
  • Datastore Virtual Machines

Example :

Step 2:

Provide a screen capture that displays the following details about the virtual machines within your Virtual SAN datastore via the vSphere Web Client

  • Name
  • State
  • Status
  • Provisioned Space
  • Used Space
  • Host CPU
  • Host Memory
  • Guest Memory %
  • VM Storage Polices Compliance

Example:

Step 3:

Provide a .csv or .xls file that contains the following information for ALL powered on virtual machines residing on your vsanDatastore.

  • Name
  • State
  • Status
  • Provisioned Space
  • Used Space
  • Host CPU
  • Host Memory
  • Guest Memory %
  • VM Storage Polices Compliance

Please post your results into the contest thread in our Virtual SAN Beta community (to get access to the community please sign-up on www.vsanbeta.com).

Submissions due by: 1/17/2014

Attention: If you’re in the race to our grand prize (Samsung 65″ 4K TV) – you’ll get 500 points on the CloudCred contest for just submitting an entry. (task link)

We’re looking forward to see what you can do with Virtual SAN.

Happy Holidays,

The VSAN Team

 

About the Author

Rafi Kabesa

Rafael Kabesa is a product marketing manager at VMware, and is currently working on VMware's Hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI) offerings. Rafael has been working in the technology space for 9 years, and he holds a B.Sc in Computer Science, and an MBA. Follow him on twitter: @rafikabesa