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VMware vCloud Director Essentials by Lipika Pal

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vSphere storage resources

vCloud Director 5.1 introduced the use of storage profiles. vCloud Director now leverages the capabilities of vSphere storage profiles and clusters (SDRS or Storage DRS clusters) to provide profile- or class-driven storage to vCloud tenants. vSphere provides a generic, default storage profile without you having to create a storage profile. The storage profile is denoted by * (or any). This profile includes all of the datastores from your ESXi hosts in the vSphere cluster, which means your local datastores will also be added to it.

Typically, do not host your workloads on a local datastore. Creating a storage profile that will access only the specified datastores (shared) and using it to create your PvDC and assign class-driven ...

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