In this video, learn the differences between VMFS and NFS datastores in vSphere 6.7. Learn common storage solutions that are used to create VMFS datastores, and how LUNs are discovered by ESXi and formatted with VMFS.
- [Instructor] In this video, we'll break down … the two primary types of datastores offered on vSphere, … VMFS and NFS. … Let's start by taking a look at a VMFS datastore. … So, there are many different types of storage arrays … that you could potentially purchase. … In this particular slide, we see an iSCSI storage array … that's been deployed. … Now, there's a lot of other options out there, … there's Fibre Channel, Fibre Channel over Ethernet, … and basically, the big difference … between those different options is the type … of network that they use. … In this case, let's assume that it's an iSCSI storage array, … which is a VMFS storage solution. … Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel over Ethernet are also going … to utilize VMFS datastores. … So, for moment, let's just get rid … of our ESXi host here on the left-hand side of the screen … and let's focus purely on the storage array itself. … So, this is an iSCSI storage array, … and you can see here some of the key characteristics. …
Note: This series is also designed to prepare candidates for the VMware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualization 2019 (VCP-DCV 2019) exam.
This course was created by Rick Crisci. We are pleased to host this training in our library.
- Storage performance
- VMFS and NFS data stores
- Connecting hosts and storage with iSCSI
- iSCSI and ESXi 6.7
- Storage DRS clusters
- vSAN disk groups
- Virtual Volumes
- Storage IO Control (SIOC)