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VMware vSphere Essentials by Christian Stankowic, Kunal Kumar

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Chapter 8. Managing Virtual Machines

In previous chapter, we learnt what Virtual SAN™ (VSAN) is and how it is implemented and configured in a vSphere® environment. VSAN is not an external appliance. It is part of vSphere and is very scalable as well. It is designed as a high-performance and cost-effective hybrid storage. It uses HDD as well as SSD resources, and can be enabled/disabled just like HA/DRS clusters. We also learnt how to deploy and change a VM with storage policies and failure resilience with VSAN.

In chapter 3, Creating Virtual Machines, we have already covered virtual machines, templates and how to create templates, how to deploy virtual machine from a template, and how to clone virtual machines. In this chapter, we will discuss ...

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