Tag Archives: VSAN

What's new in VMware VSAN 6.2?

On September 2015 VMware released VSAN 6.1. VMware has just announced the newest version of VSAN - 6.2 (I think it will be released in March)! VMware really works hard to improve VSAN... This version provides some long-awaited features and improvements as follows: Space efficiency - deduplication (fixed block 4KB) and compression (after deduplication, only block than can… Read More »

What's new in VMware VSAN 6.1?

Now during VMworld 2015 US, VMware announced Virtual SAN 6.1 with the following most important new features: Virtual SAN Stretched Cluster - at last! With VSAN 6.1 you can build a stretched VMware cluster! The cluster can be spread across 2 sites with a witness (virtual appliance) at a 3rd site. This is really similar solution to a… Read More »

How to configure VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN)?

In this post, we discuss how to configure Virtual SAN (SAN) which virtualizes local physical storage resources of ESXi hosts and turns them into pools of storage that can be carved up and assigned to virtual machines and applications according to their quality of service requirements. There are some VSAN requirements: A minimum of three ESXi hosts (with… Read More »