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Getting Started with VMware Virtual SAN by Cedric Rajendran

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Chapter 3. Workload Profiling and Sizing

So far, we have built a good understanding of VSAN and its types at a high level. Progressing in this chapter, we will discuss generic guidelines pertaining to sizing and profiling of virtual machines.

The guidelines are generalized based on their use, whether they are desktops or servers. The focus of this chapter is on getting the right VSAN composition and capacity based on the workload requirements.

We will discuss the following objectives:

  • Capacity planning
  • Types of VSAN and their uniqueness
  • Adaption of sizing guidelines on different types of VSAN

Capacity planning guidelines

Capacity planning has been made easy while designing a VSAN-backed cluster. Conceptually, the scale-out model helps in augmentation ...

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