VMware Virtual SAN 6.7

New HTML5 User Interface Fast, efficient, and consistent.

Enabling vSAN

We can select vSAN configuration of single site cluster, two host vSAN cluster and Stretched cluster.

Select the services to enable.

Select disks to contribute to the vSAN datastore.

Create the fault domains.

Ready to build the vSAN cluster.

vSAN Service

vSAN Health Check monitoring

Physical Disks monitoring

Virtual Objects monitoring

Storage Policy-Base Management

Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM) is one of the key areas where improvements were made to a workflow. Creating a new vSAN storage policy consists of five steps in the new UI. The first change is in Step 2, “Policy Structure.” There are three check boxes to define the type of policy, as shown below. The workflow changes dynamically as checkboxes are selected.

vSAN storage policy configuration

vSAN iSCSI Target Service

Support for WSFC Using vSAN iSCSI Service – Support legacy clustering technologies

vSAN 6.7 now expands the flexibility of the vSAN iSCSI service to support Windows Server Failover Clusters (WSFC). vSAN already supports modern Windows application layer clustering technologies such as Microsoft SQL Always-on Availability Groups (AAG), Microsoft Exchange Database Availability Groups (DAG), and Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC). For organizations with WSFC servers in a physical or virtual configuration, vSAN 6.7 supports shared target storage locations when storage targets are exposed using the vSAN iSCSI service. This enhancement allows data center administrators to run workloads using legacy clustering technologies on vSAN as they transition to more modern implementations of application layer clustering.

Microsoft Windows Server Failover Clustering on VMware vSphere 6.x: Guidelines for supported configurations (2147661)
VMware KB : https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2147661

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