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Essential Virtual SAN (VSAN): Administrator’s Guide to VMware® Virtual SAN by Duncan Epping, Cormac Hogan

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Chapter 3. Install & Configure

Introduction

In this chapter a detailed description of the install and configure process is discussed, along with any initial preparation steps that may need to be considered before proceeding with a VSAN cluster deployment. You will find information on how to correctly set up a network and storage devices, as well as some helpful tips and tricks on how to deploy the most optimal VSAN configuration.

VSAN Networking

Network connectivity is the heart of any VSAN cluster. VSAN Cluster hosts use the network for virtual machine disk IO but also to communicate state. Consistent and correct network configuration is key to a successful VSAN deployment. As the majority of all disk IO will either come from a remote host, ...

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