Technical Paper: StarWind Virtual SAN® for vSphere 2-Node Hyperconverged Scenario – deduplication and compression configuration

StarWind Virtual SAN (VSAN) for VMware vSphere comes as a pre-packaged Linux virtual machine (VM), creating a VM-centric and high-performing storage pool for VMware Cluster. VDO is a piece of software that provides inline block-level deduplication, compression, and thin provisioning capabilities for primary storage. VDO installs within the Linux device mapper framework where it takes ownership of existing block devices and remaps these to new, higher-level block devices with data-efficiency capabilities. Find out from this guide how to configure a VDO volume with enabled deduplication and compression on top of StarWind Virtual SAN Virtual Machine with your VMware vSphere.

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 Hyperconverged Scenario
with VMware vSphere 6.5

Traditionally, VMware requires shared storage to ensure data safety, virtual machines migration, and eliminate any single point of failure within IT ecosystem. This technical paper provides a step-by-step guidance on configuring a 2-node vSphere cluster using StarWind Virtual SAN to turn local ESXi hosts storage into a fault-tolerant shared storage.

Webinar: Why building VMware vSphere and Hyper-V stretched clusters?

Published: April 13, 2018

Any storage admin knows that any IT environment once being scaled grows its compute power, storage capacity, and… efforts required for its management. Fortunately, there’s a way to make your IT life easier. Learn from this video more about how building Hyper-V or vSphere stretched clusters comes in handy.