VMware Virtual SAN Cookbook

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  • Prepare your infrastructure for VMware Virtual SAN
  • Plan and build infrastructure solutions to suit your needs
  • Implement VMware Virtual SAN
  • Exploit the power of policy-based management
  • Increase or decrease the scale of your Virtual SAN as needs change
  • Monitor your Virtual SAN infrastructure effectively
  • Respond to and troubleshoot problems

VMware Virtual SAN is a radically simple, hypervisor-converged storage, designed and optimized for vSphere virtual infrastructure. VMware introduced the software to help customers store more and more virtual machines.

As data centers continue to evolve and grow, managing infrastructure becomes more challenging. Traditional storage solutions like monolithic storage arrays and complex management are often ill-suited to the needs of the modern data center. Software-defined storage solutions, like VMware Virtual SAN, integrate the storage side of the infrastructure with the server side, and can simplify management and improve flexibility.

This book is a detailed guide which provides you with the knowledge you need to successfully implement and manage VMware VSAN and deployed infrastructures.

You will start with an introduction to VSAN and object storage, before moving on to hardware selection, critical to a successful VSAN deployment. Next, you will discover how to prepare your existing infrastructure to support your VSAN deployment and explore Storage policy-Based Management, including policy changes, maintenance, validation, and troubleshooting VSAN. Finally, the book provides recipes to expedite the resolution process and gather all the information required to pursue a rapid resolution.

  • Design a Virtual SAN infrastructure from selecting hardware to full capacity.
  • Deploy and manage a software-defined storage solution with VMware Virtual SAN
  • Prepare for architectural and scale changes as your enterprise grows and develops
Page Count 208
Course Length 6 hours 14 minutes
ISBN 9781782174547
Date Of Publication 30 Aug 2015


Jeffrey Taylor

Jeffrey Taylor is an IT professional with deep knowledge of VMware vSphere and storage infrastructures. He has been working with VMware's global support services for nearly 5 years and is currently a staff engineer with a focus on Virtual SAN and storage infrastructure. Before his current role, he worked on a variety of software platforms for a global financial processor, with an emphasis on Unix/Linux midrange systems and mission-critical distributed applications.