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VSAN SizingNow that we have officially launched Virtual SAN, its time for everyone to get up to speed with the some of the latest and greatest changes with regards to the new design and sizing considerations guidance for Virtual SAN.

Yesterday, we announced the official release time frame for the general availability of the product the week of March 10th as well as the items listed below:

  • 3 to 32 node cluster support
  • Maximum support of 3200 Virtual Machines
  • 2 Million IOPS performance capability
  • 4.4 Petabytes of Storage Capacity

Along with those changes and updates there are also some significant changes in the recommendation for the sizing of the flash layer for Virtual SAN. I highly recommend reviewing the white paper as the new sizing guidelines can have an impact on the overall investment and performance of the flash layer for Virtual SAN. The new design and sizing guide can be found and downloaded from the VMware Virtual SAN product page or directly from the link provided below:

– Enjoy

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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.