PowerRails
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VSAN Datastore Sharing as External Storage

Hi !

 

I am wondering if we could use the VSAN Datastore Sharing feature in the context of a validated VMMark3 score.

The idea, would be to have 2 VSAN Clusters (Client and SUT) and export the VSAN DS from the Client Cluster to the SUT system.

 

Thank you !

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depping
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Keep in mind:

  • Both clusters will need to be licensed with vSAN Enterprise
  • Both clusters will need to have a local vSAN Datastore

And I do not even know the VMMark requirements...

PowerRails
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Thanks Duncan,

We meet all those requirements.

VMmark documentation states the following:

 

"If using VMware vSAN™ as the primary storage solution, a secondary storage solution might be needed for
infrastructure operations."

We are thinking in using the VSAN Datastore Sharing feature to be the target storage for svmotions and xvmotions.

I just want to know from VMware if this will be accepted as we do not have external block storage.

 

Thanks

 

 

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PowerRails
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This is the storage design we are considering

 

Storage-Design.png

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jpschnee
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From my perspective, vSAN Datastore Sharing is acceptable for use as VMmark3 secondary storage (IE infrastructure operation LUNs).

-Joshua
PowerRails
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Thank you for the confirmation !

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