Technical Paper: StarWind Virtual SAN® 3-node Compute and Storage Separated Scenario with VMware vSphere 6.5

This guide is intended for experienced VMware and Windows system administrators and IT professionals who would like to configure StarWind Virtual SAN solution. It provides a step-by-step guidance on configuring a vSphere cluster using StarWind Virtual SAN to convert storage resources of the three separated general purpose servers into a fault tolerant shared storage resource for ESX.

Webinar: Disasters Don’t Spell Irreversibility: Learn About Built-in Disaster Recovery (DR) Options for VMware and Microsoft Environments

Published: October 8, 2019

Are you a System Administrator or IT Manager hawking for possible threats to your SMB’s precious IT-infrastructure to nip them in the bud? You know that disasters don’t come knocking often but when they do, it’s a total 360o experience? Then both of us know that you can’t avert the unavertable without some aces up your sleeve. Get a deeper understanding about fault-tolerance, high availability, disaster recovery and backup in vSphere and Hyper-V during our upcoming webinar. The StarWind team will help you get a better understanding of VM replication and native disaster recovery options, as well as Azure Site Recovery, in Microsoft and VMware environments, ensuring business continuity in your designated SMB. All those good tips absolutely free of charge!

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.

Webinar: Building a stretched cluster: Keep your data always secure

Published: March 11, 2019

Today more and more companies are expanding beyond the single location. A stretched cluster allows the companies to keep their data safe across several geographical locations and in case of any emergencies. It combines servers into a single system, providing high availability (HA) and load balancing and giving an opportunity to migrate VMs easily from one place to another. Find out from this video about a stretched cluster differentiation, replication options for it, different deployment scenarios, ways to secure data and prevent split brain.

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.