3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 10, 2014 10:56 PM by dhanarajramesh

    VSA and Shared Storage

    SridharRao Lurker

      Hello Folks,


      I am a rookie in the VMWare world and currently understanding the fundamentals.


      I was wondering if we can use VSA and shared storage together in a vSphere environment? If so are there any advantages or disadvantages of doing so?


      Appreciate your responses.




        • 1. Re: VSA and Shared Storage
          dhanarajramesh Expert

          if you have more than two ESXi ( = >3), you can use VSA to create shared storage device which is low cost. because I have noticed that some time the VSA management network and SCSI network losing network connection for few minutes and establishing back. this could cause unsync in cluster. let say if your having 2 ESXI and you want to do patching for one of them and u would need to power off one ESXI  based VSA and  another one VSA will be in up and running. in this moment if another one loss network connection you will loose shared data store connection lost.

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          • 2. Re: VSA and Shared Storage
            SridharRao Lurker

            Thanks Dhanaraj.


            What I would like to know is if we can use a combination of local storage (storage local to ESXi hosts) and a shared storage (like NFS or NAS or SAN).

            • 3. Re: VSA and Shared Storage
              dhanarajramesh Expert

              yes you can but this SVA SAN app is used primarily used for Local storage sync rather than NFS or NAS or SAN.