Understand the basic concepts of Virtual Volumes (VVOL) and how they differ from traditional vSphere VMFS storage solutions.
- [Instructor] In this video,…I'll explain the basic concepts…of Virtual Volumes or VVols,…and by now you may have heard a little bit about VVols,…and we'll spend a few slides here…just going over some of the basic aspects.…Virtual Volumes can be used on supported…Fibre Channel over Ethernet,…iSCSI and NFS devices.…And they allow storage array operations…to be carried out on individual objects.…So let's take a step back…and think about the overall change and approach…that we're taking with Virtual Volumes.…
Let's assume you have many VMs,…and all of your virtual machines have varying requirements.…Some VMs must replicate daily,…some must replicate hourly,…and some must replicate in real-time.…Maybe some VMs require SSD type speed,…while others will work just fine on 7200 RPM SATA Drives.…So right now,…how do we meet these different needs?…Well we create different datastores,…with different replication intervals.…
And these different datastores all have…different classes of service,…and we put the virtual machine on the datastore…
Note: This course maps to the Configure and Administer Advanced vSphere 6.x Storage domain from the VCP6-DCV exam blueprint. Learn more about the exam objectives at VMware's site.
- Comparing VMFS (Virtual Machine File System) and NFS (Network File System)
- Working with Fibre Channel and FCoE
- Configuring iSCSI storage and authentication
- Working with block storage and VMFS
- Managing storage filters
- Using vSphere storage APIs
- Sharing virtual disks
- Configuring NFS storage
- Using vSphere Virtual Volumes
- Configuring VSAN data stores
- Configuring SIOC data stores
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Storage Virtualization
Array thin provisioning1m 41s
2. Fibre Channel and FCoE
4. Working with Block Storage
5. Advanced Storage Concepts
7. Virtual Volumes (VVOL)
8. Virtual SAN (VSAN)
9. Storage I/O Control (SIOC)
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