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Essential Virtual San Vsan : Administrator's Guide to Vmware Virtual San (Paperback) (Cormac Hogan)
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Fully updated for the newest versions of VMware Virtual SAN, this guide show how to scale VMware's fully distributed storage architecture to meet any enterprise storage requirement. World-class Virtual SAN experts Cormac Hogan and Duncan Epping thoroughly explain how Virtual SAN integrates into vSphere 6.x and enables the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC). You'll learn how to take full advantage of Virtual SAN, and get up-to-the-minute insider guidance for architecture, implementation, and management.
Writing for administrators, consultants, and architects, Hogan and Epping show how Virtual SAN implements both object-based storage and a policy platform that simplifies VM storage placement. You'll discover how the latest versions of Virtual SAN and vSphere combine to dramatically improve resiliency, scale-out storage functionality, and control over QoS. This edition's extensive new coverage includes:
- All new VMware Virtual SAN functionality and updates since the first edition
- An entirely new chapter on stretched clustering and ROBO configurations
- New discussions of the VM file format, de-deduplication, compression, checksums, encryption, and the Health UI
- Advanced techniques for delivering enterprise-grade storage capabilities with Virtual SAN
Both an up-to-the-minute reference and hands-on tutorial, Essential Virtual SAN, Second Edition uses realistic examples to demonstrate Virtual SAN's most powerful capabilities. You'll learn how to plan, architect, and deploy Virtual SAN successfully, avoid gotchas, troubleshoot problems, and make the most of virtualized storage as you move towards the Software Defined Data Center.