VMware vSAN Pros and Cons

VMware vSAN Pros

Yves Sandfort
CEO / Cloud Evangelist at Comdivision Consulting GmbH
We can also create test cases. We can even throttle down performance or release more performance. So, we can run more precise test scenarios.
When we do to do more scaled load testing, we can run more dense workloads and still have the same results across all specific nodes
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reviewer1381863
CEO at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
It is very easy to set up and very easy to use. It is very useful.
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Vishal Bhatia
Trainer/Consultant at Koenig Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
The deduplication and compression are excellent.
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Yousaf Khan
Head of network and web at a maritime company with 501-1,000 employees
Technical support is very helpful and very good at resolving issues.
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GN
reviewer1351098
IT Infrastructure Specialist at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
The solution's unified administration is its most valuable aspect.
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Md.Shahadat Hossain Shipon
Sr. Manager-Data Center and Virtualization at Omgea Exim Ltd
The most valuable features are secure IOPs and LAN security.
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reviewer1320009
Founder at a construction company with 11-50 employees
It uncoupled the idea of proprietary technology and component capabilities. It is basically a proprietary technology for a cost-effective infrastructure.
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SM
reviewer1496229
Manager at a non-profit with 201-500 employees
We've found the solution to be scalable.
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DJ
systemen519357
System Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is more stable now than it was before. It's not like it was in the first year. Now it is stable, and we trust it more.
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Abbasi Poonawala
Vice President Derivatives Ops IT at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
This solution has a dashboard that you can log into and control if you need too while the VM is getting created.
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VMware vSAN Cons

Yves Sandfort
CEO / Cloud Evangelist at Comdivision Consulting GmbH
When we talk about improvements for vSAN, there is some way to go from a at least stability perspective. Adding all these new features is nice, but we are now at the level that most of the features you need in production are there.
Upgradability could be a bit easier sometimes. We are now where vSAN can be updated without ESXi, but there is still enough dependency. So that would be good if that actually would uncoupled even more.
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reviewer1381863
CEO at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
If one node out of your ten nodes fails, it takes a lot of time to replicate and rebalance VMware vSAN. This time can be reduced. When a node fails and the data is not accessible, vSAN has to be rebalanced to make the redundancy level of two again. However, if it is taking a lot of time and any other hardware fails during that time, then we have a problem. Two disk failures mean that all data will be lost, and we may have to recover it from the backup. So, the number of threads that run to do the rebalancing could be more so that the time taken to make it fully redundant again is not so much.
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Vishal Bhatia
Trainer/Consultant at Koenig Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
There's a lot that can be done to segregate. That may be available now in vSAN 7, I suppose, however, the deduplication and compression can be segregated.
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Yousaf Khan
Head of network and web at a maritime company with 501-1,000 employees
Hardware load balancing is available on the enterprise version of the solution, however, it's extremely expensive and therefore out of our budget.
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GN
reviewer1351098
IT Infrastructure Specialist at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
The solution could maybe improve failure protection.
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Md.Shahadat Hossain Shipon
Sr. Manager-Data Center and Virtualization at Omgea Exim Ltd
The price can be reduced. Small businesses cannot afford this solution.
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DA
reviewer1320009
Founder at a construction company with 11-50 employees
They can package it in a way that is specific to the hardware infrastructure and the hardware platform. It should stay fairly up to date with the drivers and the manufacturer issues. The problem with uncoupling the proprietary technology and component capabilities is that by uncoupling them, you run into some concerns or challenges over the poor performance model. These concerns really come when you start talking about high performance, high bandwidth, and high availability types of environments. While vSAN is a leader, in a critical view, it is not about being cost-effective. It is more about the immediate impact of money loss to the business in critical applications where we want to maintain a continuous operational 59 model. It is, however, good for QA/QC tasks. I don't necessarily know how it works in regards to VDI or virtual desktop infrastructure.
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SM
reviewer1496229
Manager at a non-profit with 201-500 employees
On the DevOps side, if there could be more automation it would be more helpful.
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DJ
systemen519357
System Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Disaster recovery needs to be improved, when there is a crisis, there is a problem with what is the quickest way to get out of it.
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Abbasi Poonawala
Vice President Derivatives Ops IT at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The solution could be improved by having more filtered and multiple view volumes instead of a single view.
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Learn what your peers think about VMware vSAN. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2021.
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