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Webinar: Welcoming vSphere environment: Learn about its traits and requirements, fine-tuning, and best practices

Published: July 9, 2019

VMware vSphere is easily one of the best virtualization platforms there are. However, operating and managing a vSphere environment is not as simple as one may suggest. Every IT infrastructure is a sophisticated ensemble of varying aspects, wherein your goal is to make it all play one melody. Choosing and tuning storage solution, sustain compute resources architecture and provisioning, establishing networking, all of these processes are vital to the overall result. Learn from this video about vSphere environment in general and how to make it work in particular

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.

White Paper: StarWind Tape Redirector

As virtualization has already conquered the IT environment, a lot of traditional solutions are on the verge of literal death. Tape storage would seem a perfect target to be “destroyed” by virtualization, but the truth is – tape will never die. With better TCO compared to any disk technology and active regulatory requirements, tape technology is only upgrading all the time. StarWind offers a convenient interface for tape libraries, merging them with virtual environment.

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.

White Paper: StarWind NFS

In fact, Network File System (NFS) simplifies vSphere VM storage management and grants file sharing. On the other hand, the traditional HA NFS storage configurations introduce several challenges, making the environment less cost-efficient. Learn from this white paper how StarWind develops NFS protocol, granting the required high availability and performance for mission-critical applications.