Paper: What’s new in VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN)

VMware has released a paper titled:”What’s new in VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN)“. The paper which contains 15 pages explains the new storage services feature in vSphere which utilizes the local disks on vSphere hosts which VMware calls Virtual SAN (VSAN). VMware introduced this experimental feature in vSphere 5.5. which was released in September this year


The paper contains the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • Requirements
  • Install and Configure
  • Architecture Details
  • Storage Policy Based Management

The paper concludes:

VSAN is a software-based distributed storage platform that combines the compute and storage resources of vSphere hosts. It provides enterprise-class features and performance with a much simpler management experience for the user. It is a VMware-designed storage solution to make software-defined storage a reality for VMware customers.