In this video, learn about virtual volumes datastores in vSphere 6.7 and how they differ from a traditional VMFS datastore by creating individual volumes for each VM on the storage array. Also, learn how operations like snapshots and cloning can be made more efficient by using VVOLs.
- [Instructor] In this video, … we'll introduce Virtual Volumes. … And Virtual Volumes is really the next generation … of vSphere storage. … And we've already spent some time learning about … VMFS Datastores, and NFS Datastores, … and things like that, and Virtual SAN. … Virtual Volumes are kind of the next step … in the evolution of storage. … But the other nice thing about them … is they support a lot of the existing … storage architecture that already exists. … So, for example, Virtual Volumes support … common storage networks like Fiber Channel, … and iSCSI, and NFS. … But the biggest difference is that … our virtual machine objects are actually exposed … to the storage array. … Right? … So, let's kind of think about the way that … things are right now, right? … Without Virtual Volumes, … what we've got are datastores, right? … We've got these datastores, … and here's our datastore. … And our datastore is formatted with VMFS. … So here is a VMFS datastore. … Well, when you take a datastore …
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)