Storage has always been a critical element for any environment, and the storage infrastructure supporting vSphere is no different. Storage is arguably the most important part of your virtual infrastructure to get right. This chapter will help you with all the elements required for a proper storage subsystem design, starting with vSphere storage fundamentals at the datastore and VM level and extending to best practices for configuring the storage array. Good storage design is critical for anyone building a virtual datacenter.
In this chapter, you will learn to