Category: Clusters

How to Configure a vSAN Cluster

In the previous post, we’ve compared shared storage approaches. Now we’ll take a closer look at how to configure vSAN. Host Requirements At least three hosts contributing local disks. Each host must contribute one SSD and at least one HDD ESXi 5.5 or later on each host. You can add hosts to the Virtual SAN […]

Posted on March 20, 2017 by

Comparing Shared Storage Approaches for VMware vCenter Cluster

The common technique for increasing redundancy, high availability, and load efficiency for a vSphere environment is to arrange ESXi hosts into vCenter cluster. One of the most important requirements for clusters is creating a shared storage. There are several ways to do this: SAS interfaces on storage servers and an ESXi host Fibre Channel iSCSI […]

Posted on March 13, 2017 by

Configuring a VMware ESXi Cluster

While VMware ESXi is a powerful platform in a standalone host configuration (single ESXi host), the true power, high availability, scalability, resource management, and resiliency of the platform is only unlocked in a vSphere ESXi cluster. What is the difference in a standalone ESXi host and a vSphere cluster? In a VMware ESXi cluster configuration, […]

Posted on January 10, 2017 by