VMware vSAN Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
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Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Solutions Architect at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

I think performance and cost are the most valuable features of VMware Virtual SAN. We're stringing up an entire virtualization environment for VDI and RDSH through Horizon View. When we compared the cost of a traditional SAN versus VSAN,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I'm from the cloud virtualization side of things, so consolidating the data allowed us to set up the VSAN instead of a traditional SAN, and allowed us to do faster deployments without having to interact with as many teams. It's simplified our... more»

What needs improvement?

I know it's coming, but I'm really excited for the encryption. I know it's on the all-flash, which is fine, because we're migrating to that anyways. Nonetheless, the encryption would be great for at-rest data, because I don't want to rely on... more»
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Real User
ICT Network Administrator at a maritime company with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 05 2017

What is most valuable?

The most important feature for us is the converged infrastructure, which is all this tool is about. There is no need to manage separate storage areas in SAN/NAS environments. Storage management comes built-in with the vSAN tool. Storage is... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Provisioning virtual machines has been simplified, as there is no provisioning/management of the separate storage layer and it is no more in question.

What needs improvement?

The management client, i.e., the Flash-based client, is just not up to the mark. I’m really waiting for the HTML5 client to be fully ready and all the features are implemented to it. This, of course, is not a vSAN issue but a vSphere issue.... more»
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Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 08 2017

What is most valuable?

If you really want to squeeze all of the value out of this solution, it should deployed in an all-flash configuration. The all-flash vSAN solution allows customers to take advantage of newer features such as erasure coding, deduplication and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

vSAN is a very cost-effective solution for just about any data center. It is very easy to deploy, scale and manage. The entire solution is built on commodity hardware, so customers do not have to break the bank (or budget) to invest in this... more»

What needs improvement?

Snapshot management is something that continues to improve with each release of vSAN. Earlier versions experienced performance degradation, but each version gets more and more efficient with snapshots. The new snapshot format known as... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Virtualization System Administrator. at a integrator with 51-200 employees
Jul 18 2017

What is most valuable?

The most important functionality is the ability to extend cluster storage and cluster computing power securely without loss of data. Also, the ability to set up an extended cluster on multiple sites in a much simpler and easier way than with... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is precisely the possibility of being able to extend the capacities of the cluster of storage and calculation by the simple addition of one or more physical server which makes us lean on this solution in a secure way. Moreover, with the... more»

What needs improvement?

This product is usable in many cases. It can be used for a wide range of applications. It is also possible, for example, to parameterize a stretch cluster at the very least without going to a costly solution based on conventional storage,... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Consultant
Virtualization Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

What is most valuable?

The storage policies allow the administrator to define which VMs have specific storage requirements. For example: Our critical VMs have an increased flash read cache percentage enabled. This improves the overall performance of these machines.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The ease of managing and configuring vSAN. This means that all our VMware administrators are now able to do the daily maintenance and operations. Previously, only a couple of IT administrators were responsible for maintaining our previous... more»

What needs improvement?

* The daily maintenance can be high, especially due to the lack of documentation and reporting in vCenter, and only on the vSAN health page. * If the vSAN cluster can’t self-heal due to an internal error, we can’t repair the vSAN cluster... more»
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VMware vSAN Questions

Anonymous avatar x80
‎Senior IT Manager with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 14 2017
Which is better in terms of functionality and management? 
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Deb BerczynskiPlease see response below from Shane Hill, PMP Arrow SI Practice Manager,... more»
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Hector MaldonadoI been using VMware for long time and they have a very robust product that... more»
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JeffreyThat depends on many factors and understanding where HCI is going today. The... more»

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What is VMware vSAN?

VMware vSAN is the industry-leading software powering Hyper-Converged Infrastructure solutions.

What vSAN Does

  1. Enables you to evolve without risk. Seamlessly extend virtualization to storage with an integrated hyper-converged solution that simply works with your overall VMware environment and reduces the risk in digital transformation by using existing tools, skillsets and solutions.
  2. Lowers total cost of ownership by 50% or more with capital and operational savings. Reduce storage CapEx, decrease operational costs, manage the day-to-day operations of compute and storage infrastructure, and accelerate responsiveness to traditionally time-consuming tasks.
  3. vSAN helps customers scale to tomorrow. Prepare for tomorrow's dynamic business in the multi-cloud era with a solution designed to utilize the latest storage and server technologies and ready to support a wide range of applications, from current business critical applications to next-gen applications using containers.
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