In the first part of the Virtual SAN article series, or vSAN, there are five main points about this technology, and in this article, which is the second part (final), we will examine five other points about Virtual SAN.
6. Virtual SAN is an affordable technology
According to the scripting VMware Virtual SAN on standard server hardware, components procurement process more cost-effective than buying them from different companies is storage. The Hybrid version of this technology for server workloads costs less per CPU socket. In addition, VMware Horizon users can also pay less; in other words, the cost of using Virtual SAN is not the same as most other storage devices based on their capacity. In addition, the more storage for your clusters, the more efficient Virtual SAN will be.
7- VSAN strengths
Almost all people who use Virtual SAN technology have forgot about their access to the technology, their servers, their controllers, their servers and their networks. These studies also indicate that the VSAN design has high resilient or self-resilient capabilities.
IT administrators can access the fast view of the Virtual SAN network and hardware, using the new HealthCheck Plugin, and also ensure that unprotected drivers are not added unwanted. Given the type of Virtual SAN design, even when there are critical issues such as network defects or power failures, data is not lost at all.
8. Simplicity of Virtual SAN
Despite the busy IT managers, the use of Virtua SAN’s unique capabilities makes it easy for them to use without the need for a high level of expertise in managing and maintaining Storage and only using the vCenter user interface as part of the workflow. (Workflow) preparation, to manage this technology.
9- Easy to update Virtual SAN
Increasing capacity or performance in VSAN is simply adding more hardware to the current cluster. In addition, if you move to a new cluster, you can also transfer the license. Also, the process of software updates is also easy to do, given that Virtual SAN is part of vSphere.
10-The successful combination of Virtual SAN and Horizon
Virtual SAN runs well on all dataload workloads. But if you combine it with VMware Horizon , you can experience more distinct dimensions. In addition to the simple and cost-effective operation of Virtual SAN, this technology is able to identify Desktop Pools in Horizon and configure itself properly.
With the use of VSAN, there is no need for a sustained storage group, and Horizon administrators can take full control of the environment. It should be noted that if Linked Clone is used, a relatively small capacity is needed, so using All-Flash is a good option. If your desktop does not require permanent stability, you can eliminate the failures-to-tolerate by making the technology more affordable.
Considering the above, Virtual SAN can be said to be different from day and night compared to external arrays.
Advantages of using Software-Defined Data Center have also been addressed in storage, and now using virtual SAN technology, timely manual tasks are done automatically. VMware facilitates the management process for vSphere administrators. Virtual SAN is fast, efficient and simple, and combines all features with a cost-effective feature, putting this technology at the heart of today’s data center. So with this technology, all you have to do is design the necessary policies and assign them to the desired VMs in order to finally control Virtual SAN for all things.