Chapter 6. VM Storage Policies and Virtual Machine Provisioning

This chapter looks at some sample virtual machine (VM) provisioning workflows. You have already learned the various VSAN capabilities that you can add to a VM storage policy and that VMs deployed on a VSAN datastore can use. This chapter covers how to create the appropriate VM storage policy using these capabilities, and also discusses the layout of these VM storage objects as they are deployed on the VSAN datastore.

Policy Setting: Number of Failures to Tolerate = 1

Let’s begin by creating a very simple VM storage policy. Then we can examine what will happen if a VM is deployed to a VSAN datastore using this policy. Let’s create the first policy to have a single capability setting ...

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