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Pros and Cons
The use cases for this type of technology are blah blah
- 1st release
- VSAN 6.2
- All Flash
- VSAN cluster
- Stretched Cluster
- Single node (unsupported)
- Nested ?
- VSAN Observer
- VSAN 6.2 Performance Service
- vRealize Log Insight
Known Issues and Solutions
This is specifically to detail any issues with the technology being discussed, and how to resolve them. See the Intel NUC page for an example.
- Disable VSAN Device Monitoring
- esxcli system settings advanced set -o /LSOM/VSANDeviceMonitoring -i 0
- Disable VSAN Slow Device Unmounting
- esxcli system settings advanced set -o /LSOM/lsomSlowDeviceUnmount -i 0
VSAN Homelab HCL
The official VSAN HCL file is available here. This is a JSON formatted file which is the source of knowledge behind the VSAN Health Check Plugin. This is a good start to finding VSAN compatible hardware, which can be also found on the VMware's official HCL.
|Form Factor||Type||Manufacturer||Model||Capacities Available (GB)||Recommended tier||On VMware HCL||Notes|
|2.5"||SSD||Samsung||EVO 850||120, 250, 500, 1000, 2000!||Capacity||?||Great for capacity tier. For caching, using something with better DWPD.|
|M.2||NVMe||Samsung||SM951||128||Caching||?||Very quick NVMe device!|
|2.5"||SSD||Samsung||SM863||120,240,480,960,1920||Cache/Capacity||Yes||Affordable drives which can be found on official HCL.|