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VMware vSphere Storage Appliance was a software-based shared storage solution that enables high availability and automation in vSphere without shared storage hardware (for more information see this post). VMware has announced the End of Availability of all vSphere Storage Appliance versions, effective April 1, 2014. After this date you will no longer be able to purchase this product. All support and maintenance for vSphere Storage Appliance 5.5 will be unaffected and will continue to follow the Enterprise Infrastructure Support Policy. The End of General Support life date for customers with vSphere Storage Appliance 5.5 remains […]

VSA (VMware vSphere/Virtual Storage Appliance) is a solution, introduced in version 1.0 with vSphere 5.0, to transform local storage in shared storage. Basically a VA on each node use a local datastore to export it via NFS. But most important is also make a replication to another node. I’ve already talk about it in a VCP exam objective (VSA 1.0 questions are part of VCP5 exam), but honestly the VSA 1.0 had several disadvantages: Cost: from my point of was too high (expecially for the position of this kind of solution). Disks usage: is first […]

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