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With the Launch of Virtual SAN™ (see www.vmware.com/now for replay if you missed it), VMware announced two ways that customers can build and deploy a Virtual SAN™ node:

1) Choose from recommended list of Ready Node configurations

  • Ready Node is a certified combination of components (Server, I/O, HDD and SSD) rather than an individual product listing.
  • We’re excited to work with Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu, and Supermicro in rolling out multiple Ready Nodes within 30 days of Virtual SAN GA.

2) Select individual components using the Virtual SAN Compatibility Guide:

  • Any server on vSphere Hardware Compatibility List
  • Multi-level cell SSD (or better) or PCIe SSD
  • SAS/NL-SAS HDD, Select SATA HDDs
  • 6Gb enterprise-grade HBA/RAID controller two ways to build VSAN node

In addition to the Ready Nodes listed from these four partners, we are actively working with our partner ecosystem to expand the list of certified components and Ready Nodes, so make sure you always check latest information on the VMware Compatibility Guide http://www.vmware.com/go/virtualsan-hcl

About the Author

Robin Liong

Robin is with VMware Storage and Availability Product Marketing. He heads up the Go-To-Market and Business Planning & Ops for the Storage and Availability Business Unit. Previously Robin built, launched and managed VMware Partner Solution Competencies and Solution Enablement Toolkits (SETs).
Prior to VMware, Robin spent the first ~10 years of his career selling, managing, and delivering engagements within management consulting firms (Gartner and A.T. Kearney).