Browsing Posts published on 25 June 2014

VMware Virtual SAN (or VSAN) is a Software Defined Storage solution from VMware that also fits in the hyper(visor)-converged model. Although is a separate product, the core functions to implement it are already present in the vSphere 5.5 U1 version making really easy to deploy and enable it. Also the HCL is mainly the same from vSphere 5.5, but some requirements and special considerations must be considered before implementing a VSAN solution. You can start from the scracth buy scratch your hyper-converged architecture, or you can directly bought a Virtual SAN ready nodes (minimum 3 […]

Starting from vSphere 5.0, the vCenter Server Virtual Appliance (vCSA) is a new deployment options with some pros and cons. Some of the cons may limit it in the large environments, but starting with the version 5.5 the embedded database has more interesting limits to make it suitable for most of the SMB cases. Honestly I like the idea to have a vCenter Server as a single black box: it make simple to manage and backup it. But also to update (update vCSA is really faster compared to update a tradition vCenter Server). Anyway there […]

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