What is StarWind VSAN for vSphere?

For SMB&ROBO and Edge infrastructures that are limited on IT resources and bound by strict budgets but still are keen in ensuring the necessary flexibility and continuity of their business, StarWind presents Virtual SAN (VSAN) for vSphere, the closest analogue of VMware vSAN. StarWind VSAN for vSphere is a lightweight Linux-based virtual machine (VM), providing applications with maximum uptime. We eliminated a lot of headaches, so you can reap big rewards of the main business rule - “get more with less”.

From now on, achieving fault tolerance and performance at minimum hardware resources, maximum ease of both management and licensing becomes the next “big deal” for vSphere environments. This makes StarWind an ideal storage solution for the vSphere hypervisor.

Editions StarWind VSAN for vSphere

We keep it simple here: socket-derived licensing, capacity limitations, and feature restrictions are all gone for good!
StarWind Virtual SAN for vSphere is a ready-to-go Linux VM that installs on the cluster nodes.

Once installed, Virtual SAN from StarWind Virtual SAN creates a fault-tolerant storage pool available to the entire vSphere cluster. VSAN for vSphere users gets unrestricted features, storage capacity, and outstanding cost-efficiency.


2 Nodes
Unlimited Capacity, TB
$3750 Price per offering


3 Nodes
Unlimited Capacity, TB
$4995 Price per offering


1 - ∞ Nodes
Unlimited Capacity, TB
$2500 Price per node

Why choose
StarWind VSAN
for vSphere?

Lack of fault tolerance
  • Assure your local data resiliency with the needed Software RAID
    (e.g., ZFS, MDADM)
  • Keep your IT environment always fault-tolerant with StarWind
    VSAN for vSphere
Inefficient storage utilization
  • Achieve storage utilization efficiency with in-line deduplication
    and compression
  • Get the double benefit reducing the amount of data physically
    written to the array and increasing IOPS for the VMs
Complicated licensing
  • Forget about licensing a witness entity, restrictions on features,
    storage size, and number of VMs
  • Ensure high availability with only 2 nodes
Hardware compatibility list (HCL) strictness
  • Don’t worry about HCLs anymore
  • Fit into any configuration that meets vSphere VSAN minimum
High costs
  • Don’t lock yourself to all-flash arrays. But if you have an all-flash
    array, your IT infrastructure performance is just aces.
  • Get low TCO and high performance with existing commodity
Stressful management and monitoring
  • Manage the infrastructure with convenient tools like a web
    console or thick client
  • Ensure peace of mind with StarWind Support, monitoring the
    health of your storage infrastructure

Software as a Service
(SaaS) & Financing

StarWind VSAN for vSphere

SaaS & Financing services provide SMBs, ROBOs, and Edge with an
opportunity to get high-performance and fault-tolerant storage for
VMs and applications from day one of using StarWind VSAN for
vSphere. The price is defined in OPEX with a convenient subscription
payment model, so you can pay as you go.

Please fill out the form below to download the product. An installer link together with the license key will be sent to the e-mail address that you’ve specified. You may check the Free vs. Paid document if you are unsure about which StarWind Virtual SAN version you would like to try. Aside from this, there is a totally unrestricted NFS (Not For Sale) version of StarWind VSAN available for certain use cases. StarWind Virtual SAN for Hyper-V release notes are available here.