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VSAN SizingVirtual SAN is now available and officially supports up to 32 nodes per cluster. Configuring and managing clustered solutions comprised of 32 nodes can become operationally intensive, time consuming, and overwhelming for any environment over time. One of the key differentiating benefits of Virtual SAN is how it delivers an efficient operational model suitable for today’s datacenter demands for virtualization.

It is important to point out and understand the operational benefits deliver by Virtual SAN beyond the performance and capacity values. To demonstrate the strength and value proposition of Virtual SAN, and it  is efficient operating model around configuration and management the demonstration below showcases the radically simple way to scale out a 16 node cluster to the maximum of 32 nodes.

Note: The default Virtual SAN cluster size configuration is 16-nodes. Whenever a Virtual SAN enabled cluster is to be scaled beyond 16 nodes follow the instructions listed in the VMware Knowledge Base article 2073930.

 

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Rawlinson Rivera

Rawlinson is a Principal Architect working in the Office of CTO for the Storage and Availability Business Unit at VMware. Focus on defining and communicating VMware’s product vision and strategy, and an active advisor for VMware's product roadmap and portfolio. Responsibilities revolved around connecting VMware's R&D organizations with customers and partners in the field. He specializes in enterprise architectures (private and public clouds), Hyper-converged Infrastructures, business continuity / disaster recovery technologies and solutions including Virtual SAN, vSphere Virtual Volumes, as well as other storage technologies and solutions for OpenStack and Cloud-Native Applications. Rawlinson is a VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDX#86) and main author of the blog punchingclouds.com.