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A DataCore New Year’s gift for vSphere Administrators

Virtual Volumes (VVols) for all storage! Yes, the DataCore SANsymphony software brings forward-thinking vSphere administrators the benefits of VVols across EMC, IBM, HDS, NetApp and other popular storage systems - including all flash arrays. No waiting for some promised new storage model in 2016.

Challenge

Traditionally, vSphere admins have to ask storage administrators to allocate disk space for new VMs (figure 1.)  And they may be sharing the same volume with other VMs. Furthermore, storage administrators have no clue which VMs reside on what storage, unless they manually record it on a spreadsheet or create one data store per VM. This makes the management of virtual infrastructure complex, costly and inflexible.

What is VVols? How does it work?

VVols enable policy-based self-provisioning of storage at the time virtual machines are created.  The vSphere administrator simply chooses the class of storage they prefer from the available resources by picking the policy (Gold, Silver, and Bronze) that meets their needs (Figure 2.)

Read the entire article here, A DataCore New Year's gift for vSphere Administrators

Published Wednesday, January 06, 2016 7:55 AM by David Marshall
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