Technical Paper: StarWind Virtual SAN® 2-node Compute and Storage Separated scenario with VMware vSphere 6.5

VMware users have to choose between two options when selecting shared storage - Compute and Storage separated solution is one of them. It makes the process of maintenance easier, increases the hardware usage efficiency, and allows to build the system accurately for solving the task. From this guide learn how to configure StarWind Virtual SAN Compute and Storage separated solution for vSphere deployment.

Technical Paper: StarWind Virtual SAN®
Gentle Shutdown with PowerChute

Unexpected power outage can result in data loss, especially when write-back cache is in use. The combination of PowerChute and StarWind allows users to gently turn off the VMs, hosts and put the StarWind devices into maintenance mode. Thus, StarWind users get a helpful utility to prevent unexpected power outage and possible data loss. This technical paper provides detailed guidelines on applying StarWind Virtual SAN with PowerChute Network.

Technical Paper: StarWind Virtual SAN®
Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP)

Advanced system security is possible due to implementation of Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP). It is a type of user authentication fully supported by StarWind. This guide provides detailed instruction on how to successfully configure CHAP permissions in StarWind Virtual SAN with such hypervisors as Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware ESXi, Citrix Xen.

Technical Paper: StarWind Virtual SAN® 2-node Hyperconverged Scenario with VMware vSphere 6.0

VMware vSphere requires shared storage to ensure data safety, smooth virtual machines migration, and build a fault-tolerant IT environment. StarWind Virtual SAN, in its turn, allows turning the local storage into the shared one. Learn from this technical paper how to set up a hyperconverged 2-node vSphere cluster with StarWind Virtual SAN.