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VMware vSAN – A Closer Look – Part 2

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VMware vSAN – A Closer Look – Part 2
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One final point to be aware of, vSAN 6.6 no longer requires multicast support making deployments even easier. For those of you running an earlier version multicast support is still required until all hosts in the cluster have been upgraded to 6.6. Once this is complete vSAN will begin to use unicast automatically

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vSAN has been designed to run on industry standard x86 hardware and is vendor agnostic giving you a great deal of choice when to comes to choosing your server. The key to a successful vSAN deployment is ensuring all components of the solution are supported on the VMware Compatibility Guide (VCG). This doesn’t just cover the hardware components, it also includes items such as drivers and firmware revisions. You should never place production or business critical workloads onto a hardware platform with components that are not on the VCG. If you do expect a headache or worse further down the road.

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