Virtual SAN

VSAN Storage Profile Missing

  Recently, I was moving my lab away from the VSAN beta code, and onto the ESXi 5.5 update 1 bits.  I started fresh with my hosts, and simply upgraded my vCenter server.  However, I ran into an issue once I had enabled VSAN.  I had no storage profiles. If I clicked on refresh, it came back with the error : “there was a problem encountered while resyncing the VSAN providers”   Apparently, this is not an issue for new vCenter installs, and only seems to be affecting those who[…]

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VSAN Announcement and Release

During the vmware.com/now event today, VMware announced some exciting news! Here’s a quick rundown of some main points. VSAN will be Generally Available the week of March 10th! VSAN Licensing and pricing will be announced at GA Now scalable to 32 Nodes! 4.4 PB of VSAN space! Performance has been tested all the way to 2 million IOPs! The VSAN Team has some awesome jackets! 🙂   Expect more news to follow after the GA release.

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VSAN – Installation

Installation of VMware’s Virtual SAN (VSAN) couldn’t be easier. No, really! To start with, in my lab environment, I have 4 servers that will participate in the VSAN cluster, and 3 of which will provide storage resources to the VSAN cluster. 3x DL160 G6 with: 128GB SSD 3x 250GB SATA drives (or larger) 1x DL360 G6 At this point, I have already added all 4 servers into a cluster with HA off. Step 1: Enable the VSAN service on a VMKernel port. Create your virtual switches, and create at least 1[…]

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