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vSAN 6.7 All Flash Configuration

VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) is a hypervisor-converged storage solution for your vSphere environment.  In this post, I will explain how to perform a vSAN All-Flash configuration. vSAN All-Flash Architecture In All-Flash Configuration one designated flash device is used for the cache while additional flash devices are used for the capacity layer. In an all-flash configuration, […]

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WSFC Configuration with vSAN 6.7 iSCSI Target

In my previous post, I have discussed about iSCSI Target Configuration in vSAN 6.7 and mentioned about new feature Windows Server Failover Clusters (WSFC) using the vSAN iSCSI target service. In this post, you can find the configuration of Windows Server Failover Cluster with iSCSI target feature in Windows 2012 Virtual Machine .This Feature is […]

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Configure iSCSI target on vSAN 6 .7

As we know with vSAN 6.5, VMware released feature iSCSI Target and with new release of vSAN version 6.7, they have enhanced this feature. vSAN 6.7 now supports iSCSI target with SCSI Persistent Reservations for iSCSI shared disks. We can present the iSCSI-shared disks from vSAN to Virtual machines on the same vSAN cluster and […]

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vSAN Erasure Coding – RAID 5 and RAID 6

First when you hear the term “Erasure Coding”, confused? , Let’s clarify this. what is “Erasure Coding” , Erasure Coding is a general term that refers to *any* scheme of encoding and partitioning data into fragments in a way that allows you to recover the original data even if some fragments are missing. Any such […]

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vSAN Deduplication and Compression

Deduplication and compression are the two great space efficiency features on vSAN. With help of these techniques, you will be able to reduce the overall storage consumption on Virtual SAN. As we all know the concept of the duplication since it is been in use from long time by multiple storage and backup  vendors, so […]

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What’s New VMware vSAN 6.7

In my Previous post have mentioned  about new vSAN version , lets find out all the new features availabel with VMware vSAN 6.7 .   4Kn drive support vSAN 6.7 supports 4K Native disk drives.  4Kn drives provide higher capacity densities compared to 512n. This support enables you to deploy storage heavy configurations using 4Kn drives with […]

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on-disk format version 6 on vSAN 6.7

With vSAN 6.7 new on-disk format is available , version 6.0 . And after the upgrade of vSAN infra you can upgrade on-disk format to latest version .In on-disk format version 5.0, no data evacuation is performed as the disks are reformatted but in on-disk format version 6 upgrade data evacuation will be performed . The […]

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