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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 4. Storage Policy Based Management

In vSphere 5.0, VMware introduced a feature called Profile Driven Storage. Profile Driven Storage is a feature that allows vSphere Administrators to easily select the correct datastore on which to deploy virtual machines. The selection of the datastore is based on the capabilities of that datastore. Throughout the life cycle of that virtual machine, Policy Driven Storage allows the administrator to check if its underlying storage is still compatible. In other words does the datastore on which the virtual machine resides still have the correct capabilities for this virtual machine? The reason why this is useful is because if the virtual machine is migrated to a different datastore for whatever reason, ...

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