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VMware vSphere Essentials by Christian Stankowic, Kunal Kumar

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Chapter 6. Managing Virtual Storage

In the previous chapter, we discussed network virtualization with VMware NSX. We covered and understood how the product variants NSX-v and NSX-MH can help us to provide a dynamic and scalable infrastructure setup to match our business' requirements. Distributed virtual firewalls and sticky security rules can be used to harden the virtual infrastructure.

This chapter covers basics of virtual storage and discusses two of the major file systems used in the VMware environment. We will also learn how to configure storage and to manage datastores in the most efficient way, for optimizing storage performance in a virtual environment. Data handling is one of the crucial aspects of storage; hence by the end of this module ...

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