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VIDEO: “Virtual SAN 6.2 Automated Deployments with PowerCLI”

This demonstration showcases the extensible deployment and configuration flexibility of VMware Virtual SAN through the use of command line interface tools such as PowerCLI by automating the creation of all of the necessary artifacts required to successfully prepared and form an 8 node all-flash VMware Virtual cluster with a single PowerCLI script.



The code includes automated configuration procedures of the following vSphere and Virtual SAN artifacts:

  • Virtual Datacenter
  • Cluster
  • Adding Hosts to Cluster
  • Host Configuration (DNS, NTP, VMkernel interfaces for Virtual SAN, vMotion, VLANs, iSCSI Targets)
  • iSCSI Software Initiator – for access to external storage
  • Distributed Switch, Distributed Port Groups
  • DVUplinks (Based on Virtual SAN recommended configurations)
  • NIC teaming policy
  • Enable Virtual SAN
  • Claim Storage devices – Flash – Caching/Write Buffer and Capacity
  • Disk Groups
  • Space Efficiency features – Sparse Swap



Source:    VMware Storage Videos



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