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VMware vSphere Design Essentials by Puthiyavan Udayakumar

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Designing vSphere storage

In a virtual datacenter, storage is a serious subject that is often disregarded. In a faultless business world, a virtualization project should be given unlimited cost and a clean slate to achieve what the business wants from storage. However, if we do not have a clean slate or an unlimited budget and, often, if you have been asked to use an already existing SAN, most virtual datacenters will have a SAN infrastructure implemented around a favored storage vendor's product family.

In this section, let's talk about the different types of storage available to VMware vSphere virtualization. Let's begin with FC. FC is a gold standard for both performance and connectivity, with speeds from 1 Gbps to 2 Gbps, 4 Gbps, 8 Gbps, and ...

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