Build optimal, high-performance, and resilient software-defined storage on VSAN for your vSphere infrastructure
Virtual SAN is without a doubt the latest fad in the virtualization arena. The best part about VSAN solutions is the fact that a near-Flash performance is achieved with only a marginal percentage of Flash storage. And all this without noticeably compromising vSphere's exquisite feature set and its interoperability with other products from VMware.
This book covers the fundamental aspects of software-defined storage, including its evolution and its role in a software-defined data center. You will gain a complete understanding of VMware Virtual SAN architecture, its components, and how it is put together. The sizing and profiling of virtual machines are also covered in detail. The book explores your options in choosing the type of Virtual SAN and deploys a simple setup that will demonstrate the workflow of a VSAN deployment.
What You Will Learn
Understand what software-defined storage is and how it is implemented through VMware Virtual SAN
Install, configure, and administer VSAN
Architect VSAN to cater to your specific business requirements
Define storage tiering at the software layer by implementing storage policy-based management
Understand how every I/O flows through the VSAN infrastructure
Monitor your VSAN infrastructure to discover issues at an early stage
Efficiently use utilities to troubleshoot and fix issues
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