Getting Started with VMware Virtual SAN

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  • Understand what software-defined storage is and how it is implemented through VMware Virtual SAN
  • Install, configure, and administer VSAN
  • Architect VSAN to cater to your specific business requirements
  • Define storage tiering at the software layer by implementing storage policy-based management
  • Understand how every I/O flows through the VSAN infrastructure
  • Monitor your VSAN infrastructure to discover issues at an early stage
  • Efficiently use utilities to troubleshoot and fix issues

Virtual SAN is without a doubt the latest fad in the virtualization arena. The best part about VSAN solutions is the fact that a near-Flash performance is achieved with only a marginal percentage of Flash storage. And all this without noticeably compromising vSphere's exquisite feature set and its interoperability with other products from VMware.

This book covers the fundamental aspects of software-defined storage, including its evolution and its role in a software-defined data center. You will gain a complete understanding of VMware Virtual SAN architecture, its components, and how it is put together. The sizing and profiling of virtual machines are also covered in detail. The book explores your options in choosing the type of Virtual SAN and deploys a simple setup that will demonstrate the workflow of a VSAN deployment.

  • Effectively understand the fundamental concepts and features of Virtual SAN
  • Implement and administer your VMware VSAN efficiently
  • Ensure stability and data reliability and meet service-level agreements for each virtual machine and application
Page Count 162
Course Length 4 hours 51 minutes
ISBN 9781784399252
Date Of Publication 29 May 2015


Cedric Rajendran

Cedric Rajendran is a senior staff engineer in technical support with VMware. He has around 13 years of experience covering a wide spectrum of technologies.

He holds a master’s degree specializing in International Business. He has served in the fields of Network Ops, Technical Support, and Consulting. His core strengths are on the server and storage virtualization.

He has authored a book on VMware Virtual SAN, holds advanced certifications with VMware, and is also a TOGAF certified Enterprise Architect.