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vSphere High Performance Essentials by Christian Stankowic

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Optimizing SAN resources

Shared storage is a very crucial component in virtualization environments, especially for high-performance scenarios. To ensure maximum performance, we need to ensure that all the participating components of a SAN concept such as switches and ESXi hosts are configured properly. In the following sections, we will focus on optimizing the SAN resources.

Hardware basics – components and cabling

When a SAN setup is chosen, it mostly needs to fulfill both performance and availability requirements. To make sure that these requirements are met, it is a common procedure to use at least two SAN fabrics and two storage arrays. A SAN fabric basically describes the interconnectivity of multiple storage switches and storage systems. To ...

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