Apr 16

Virtual SAN Training (vSAN)

Rating: 4/5


Apr 16

VMware Virtual SAN™ (VSAN) Customer Montage

Hear what VMware Customers are saying about VMware Virtual SAN.

Rating: 5/5


Apr 16

VMware Virtual SAN™ (VSAN) Partner Montage

What are VMware Partners saying about Virtual SAN? Testimonials from Cisco, Dell, EMC, IBM, Intel and more.

Rating: 4/5


Apr 16

Dell on VMware Virtual SAN™ (VSAN)

Register & attend March 6th launch event: http://vmware.com/now Brian Payne, Executive Director of Dell Server Solutions, discusses VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN).

Rating: 5/5


Apr 15

Interview with VMware VSAN Product Manager Vijay Ramachandran

VirtualizationSoftware.com’s Scott D. Lowe and David Davis interview VMware’s Storage Product Manager Vijay Ramachandran on VSAN and it’s implications for CI…

Rating: 4/5


Apr 15

Virtual SAN (VSAN) Setup

VSAN is radically simple to configure. This short video describes the steps involved in setting up Virtual SAN (VSAN). Sign up for the free beta at VSANbeta….

Rating: 5/5


Apr 15

VMworld 2013: Session STO5391 – VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN)

VMware Virtual SAN clusters internal server disks to provide simple scalable shared storage with cloud agility and efficiency at upto 50% lower TCO. By pooli…

Rating: 5/5


Mar 09

VMware Virtual SAN Interoperability: OpenStack

VSANWith the upcoming release of Virtual SAN, I want to take the opportunity to demonstrate some of the interoperability capabilities of Virtual SAN with other products and solutions.
I will start the series by showcasing Virtual SAN’s interoperability with OpenStack. This demonstration is based on the vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance (VOVA) and Virtual SAN. This demonstration showcases the integration capabilities between a VMware Virtual SAN and the OpenStack framework by deploying a single instance of vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance (VOVA) as the OpenStack cloud controller onto a Virtual SAN enabled vSphere 5.5 Cluster and deploying OpenStack based virtual machines or instances onto the Virtual SAN shared and distributed storage resource.

OpenStack environment running on vSphere can take advantage of the only hypervisor-converged solution in the industry and leverage the simplified management, operational model and technologies:

    ■ Hybrid disk solution – flash based devices (SSD) and magnetic disks (HDD)
    ■ High performance and distributed RAID architecture
    ■ Built-in application availability (if required for legacy applications)
    ■ Storage Policy Based Management framework
    ■ Dynamic storage scalable capabilities (scale up and scale out)

Virtual SAN can also be considered in the context of quality of service (QoS) because VM Storage Policies can be use to define the level of performance, availability, and capacity required on a per–virtual machine or instance basis.

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Mar 09

VMware Virtual SAN Design and Sizing Guide

VSAN Sizing

vSAN Sizing

Now 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:

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Download out the full VMware vSAN Design and Sizing Guide

Rating: 5/5


Mar 02

What’s New in VMware® Virtual SAN™

Introduction

The annual VMware® user conference, VMworld®, introduced the vision of VMware for the software-defined data center (SDDC) in 2012. The SDDC is the VMware cloud architecture in which all pillars of the data center—including compute, storage, networks, and associated services—are virtualized. In this white paper, we look at one aspect of the VMware SDDC, the storage pillar. We specifically discuss how a new product, VMware Virtual SAN™, fits into this vision.

VMware Virtual SAN

Virtual SAN is a new software-defined storage solution that is fully integrated with vSphere. Virtual SAN aggregates locally attached disks in a vSphere cluster to create a storage solution that rapidly can be provisioned from VMware vCenter™ during virtual machine provisioning operations. It is an example of a hypervisor-converged platform—that is, a solution in which storage and compute for virtual machines are combined into a single device, with storage’s being provided within the hypervisor itself as opposed to via a storage virtual machine running alongside other virtual machines.

Virtual SAN is an object-based storage system designed to provide virtual machine–centric storage services and capabilities through a SPBM platform. SPBM and virtual machine storage policies are solutions designed to simplify virtual machine storage placement decisions for vSphere administrators.
Virtual SAN is fully integrated with core vSphere enterprise features such as VMware vSphere High Availability (vSphere HA), VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler™ (vSphere DRS), and VMware vSphere vMotion®.
Its goal is to provide both high availability and scale-out storage functionality. It also can be considered in the context of quality of service (QoS) because virtual machine storage policies can be created to define the levels of performance and availability required on a per–virtual machine basis.

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Download out the full What’s New in VMware® Virtual SAN™ technical white paper.

Rating: 5/5