What’s New in VMware VSAN 6.5

VMware Virtual SAN is radically simple, enterprise-class storage for hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI). Uniquely embedded in the VMware vSphere hypervisor, Virtual SAN delivers flash-optimized, high-performance storage. It leverages commodity x86 server components to drastically lower TCO by up to 50% and deliver all-flash solutions for as low as half the price of competitive hybrid HCI systems. Seamless integration with vSphere and the entire VMware stack makes it the simplest storage platform for business-critical workloads, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), remote office IT, disaster recovery, and DevOps infrastructures. Customers of all industries and sizes trust Virtual SAN to run their most important applications.

  • Witness Traffic Separation
    • separate witness network traffic from the network that connects the two physical hosts in a two-node cluster
  • Two-Node Direct-Connect
    • Organizations with existing 100Mbps or 1Gbps networking hardware can continue to utilize this equipment and enable 10Gbps connections for Virtual SAN and vMotion. All-flash Virtual SAN configurations (including two-node) require 10Gbps connectivity and vMotion performance is enhanced using faster connections between hosts.
  • iSCSI Target Service
    • Block storage can be provided to physical workloads using the iSCSI protocol
  • Cloud Native Application Storage
    • DevOps-friendly API for provisioning and policy configuration
  • 512e Drive Support
    • Due to increasing demands for larger capacities, the storage industry introduced new formats that use 4KB physical sectors

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