VMware vSAN for RPC-VMware#

VMware vSAN™ is an enterprise-grade, hyperconverged software-defined storage solution optimized for VMware VMs that is natively embedded in the vSphere hypervisor. vSAN provides service-level and policy management at the VM and virtual machine disk (VMDK) level, provides performance quality of service (QoS) capability at the VM level, and allows enterprise-grade scalability for capacity and performance without the need for a large upfront investment.

vSAN enables the use of the Rackspace Private Cloud powered by VMware (RPC-VMware) environment to manage and provision storage through self-service, and to also offer role-based self-service access to other users within the organization. vSAN allows storage policy to be set for availability, performance, and QoS at the VM and VMDK levels, while eliminating the concept of LUN, volume, and RAID to make storage provisioning and management simple for use by a VMware administrator. In addition, vSAN also allows for integration into VMware vRealize® Operations™ and vRealize Automation™ to provide end-to-end Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) manageability and service delivery.

This handbook is your primary resource for information related to the vSAN component for RPC-VMware, such as getting started, using, and getting help. It also includes references to additional resources external to the handbook.

The vSAN component is not available as a stand-alone product.