VMware Virtual SAN Hardware Design Guide released

VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) uses local server storage and presents it as shared storage. Benefits are lower costs, simplicity, performance and agility. Server hardware which supports Virtual SAN either can be bought (VSAN ready nodes) or assembled by the customer. VMware just released a technical whitepaper titled “Virtual SAN Hardware Guidance” It explains which hardware components should be used when assembling a server yourself. Topics covered in the¬†Virtual SAN Hardware Guidance¬†whitepaper includes

  • Server Form Factors
  • Server Boot Devices
  • Flash Devices
  • Magnetic Hard Disk Drives
  • Storage Controllers
  • Networking

more info in this VMware blog

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