VMware vSAN Review

It provides high availability without needing a full vCentre/host license or a physical SAN. There are bugs in the SAN Health Check utility.

What is most valuable?

  • HA
  • No physical SAN overhead

Having high availability without the need for a full vCentre/host license is a plus that, along with not needing a physical SAN, makes this solution great when you need functionality without the extra overhead of additional hardware and licences.

How has it helped my organization?

It accelerated our P2V plan.

What needs improvement?

There are bugs in the SAN Health Check utility. It misreports latency issues when the hosts are actual within the correct tolerances. I have been on the phone with VMware about this and they have said it’s a bug.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used it for 10 months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have not encountered any stability issues yet.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not crossed this bridge yet.

How is customer service and technical support?

So far, technical support is 8/10.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We did not previously use a different solution.

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup was straightforward.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Licensing is fairly straightforward.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this product, I did not evaluate other options.

What other advice do I have?

Take a look at the network requirements and use 10GbE.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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