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VMware vSphere 6.x Datacenter Design Cookbook - Second Edition by Hersey Cartwright

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Storage connectivity options

vSphere supports multiple storage protocols and connectivity options. Storage can be directly connected to a host, or it can be centralized and shared with multiple hosts. Shared storage is required when implementing many vSphere features, such as VMware High Availability (HA), VMware Fault Tolerance (FT), and VMware Distributed Resource Scheduling (DRS).

How to do it...

In order to determine the storage connectivity requirements, perform the following steps:

  1. Identify the supported storage protocols and connectivity options.
  2. Select the storage protocol and connectivity that supports the design requirements.

How it works...

Performance, availability, and costs are all factors that should be considered when choosing a storage ...

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