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Maximum vSphere™: Tips, How-Tos, and Best Practices for Working with VMware vSphere™ 4 by Simon Seagrave, Eric Siebert

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5. Storage in vSphere

You have a lot of options when it comes to choosing what storage to use with vSphere. You also have many choices to make when configuring whatever storage you are using. Storage is the most critical resource in vSphere, and making the wrong decisions when choosing or configuring it can be costly in both dollars and performance. Therefore, you should take your time and make sure you understand your requirements and all the options available when making your storage decisions.

What’s New with Storage in vSphere

In Chapter 1, we briefly covered some of the new storage features in vSphere, and in Chapter 3 we covered two of them—thin disks and VMDirectPath—in detail. In this chapter, we will discuss some additional storage ...

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