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VMware vSAN 6.5: Licensing Guide – Updated

VMware enables a low cost and high performance next-generation HCI solution powered by VMware vSAN.  The natively integrated software solution combines radically simple vSAN storage with the industry-standard VMware vSphere hypervisor and the VMware vCenter Server unified management solution.

vSAN 6.5 delivers a high value storage with ease of management, high performance, low cost, and a future-proof roadmap supporting any app, any scale.  vSAN pools server attached solid-state flash devices to create a distributed shared datastore that abstracts the storage hardware and provides a hyper-converged storage optimized for virtual machines.  Delivering to VMware customers:

  • Radically Simple - Deploy easily through the vSphere web client and automate management using storage policies
  • Elastic Scalability - Scale out or up performance and capacity by adding a new host to the cluster or new drives to existing hosts. Start small with 2 physical host and scale all the way to 64 physical hosts per cluster.
  • High Performance - embedded in the hypervisor, vSAN can deliver millions of IOPS with predictable low latencies.
  • 20-50% Lower TCO - Reduce flash capacity utilization with deduplication, compression, and erasure coding. 2-node configurations connected with cross-over cables eliminates the need for expensive switching hardware in use cases such as remote offices.

Customers of all industries and sizes trust vSAN to run their most mission critical applications such as Microsoft SQL Server, SAP, and Oracle Database. vSAN 6.5 adds iSCSI support for clustered application and physical workloads.

vSAN is compatible with any edition of vSphere and it is available in multiple packages to accommodate a variety of specific needs and use cases. This guide explains the vSAN licensing editions, discusses some vSAN configuration options at a high level, and provides a number of examples to further illustrate potential licensing scenarios.

Download ‘VMware vSAN 6.5 Licensing Guide'

Published Wednesday, November 09, 2016 11:46 AM by David Marshall
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