1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 13, 2018 12:49 PM by TheBobkin

    Adding Disk Groups

    BrettManATL Lurker
    VMware Employees

      Author : william rogers

      URL : http:////docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.5/com.vmware.vsphere.virtualsan.doc/GUID-41F8B336-D937-498E-AE87-94953A66DF00.html

      Topic Name : Expanding vSAN Cluster Capacity and Performance

      Publication Name : Administering VMware vSAN

      Product/Version : VMware vSphere/6.5

      Question :

      I know that when adding Disk Groups to an existing host, it would be ideal to add the same exact cache and capacity devices.  If those are no longer available or newer drives are available that are more desirable, it is okay to add different cache and capacity devices of the same size? What about larger?

        • 1. Re: Adding Disk Groups
          TheBobkin Master
          VMware EmployeesvExpert

          Hello BrettManATL.

           

           

          You or a moderator should move this question to the vSAN sub-community.

           

          "If those are no longer available or newer drives are available that are more desirable, it is okay to add different cache and capacity devices of the same size? What about larger?"

          Provided the cache/capacity-tier devices being added or on the vSAN HCL this is supported.

          Adding larger/smaller devices is fine but always aim to add devices of the same or greater performance capability , otherwise you potentially risk slowing down your cluster.

          Aim to evenly distribute added space at the host and Disk-Group levels - e.g. don't just add 4x1TB to one Disk-Group on one node, add 1x1TB to each of all four nodes etc.

           

           

          Bob