VMware vSAN - A Closer Look [Part 7 - Monitoring and Reporting

VMware vSAN - A Closer Look [Part 7 - Monitoring and Reporting

In the final part of this series covering vSAN I’ll cover some of the features available to monitor capacity, performance and the health of the vSAN cluster.

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VMware VSAN - A Closer Look [Part 6– Compression, Deduplication and QoS]

VMware VSAN - A Closer Look [Part 6– Compression, Deduplication and QoS]

This post will look at what data reduction features are available with vSAN and how this can reduce the total amount of storage required. 

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VMware vSAN - A Closer Look [Part 5 - Failure Events]

VMware vSAN - A Closer Look [Part 5 - Failure Events]

So far I’ve covered the various methods vSAN uses to protect data within a cluster and even across sites. In this post I will look at how vSAN handles failures and the processes involved to recover data to ensure the virtual machines redundancy requirements are met.

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VMware vSAN - A closer Look [Part 4 - Fault Domains and Stretched Clusters]

VMware vSAN - A closer Look [Part 4 - Fault Domains and Stretched Clusters]

In part 3 I discussed how vSAN protects data using at the software layer within the boundaries of a cluster.

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VMware vSAN - A closer look [Part 3 -Data Availabilty]

VMware vSAN - A closer look [Part 3 -Data Availabilty]

Now I’ve covered the high-level architecture of vSAN it’s time to look at how the data is structured within the vSAN datastore and how vSAN uses multiple hosts within a cluster to provide data redundancy. Not forgetting one of the biggest benefits with vSAN - this is all configured using policies that are configured at the software layer.

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VMware vSAN - A closer look [Part 2 - Architecture and Hardware]

VMware vSAN - A closer look [Part 2 - Architecture and Hardware]

This post will cover vSAN architecture at a high level along with network recommendations and requirements to support vSAN. Finally, I’ll cover some of the hardware recommendations to ensure a vSAN deployment is successful.

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VMware vSAN - A closer Look [Part 1 - Introducing and licensing]

VMware vSAN - A closer Look [Part 1 - Introducing and licensing]

Whilst many of our customers have a good high-level understanding of vSAN this series of blog posts will cover some of the concepts in further detail and hopefully help answer some of the typical questions I get asked.

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