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VMware® vSAN™ Design and Sizing Guide

An overview of VMware® vSAN™ Design and Sizing Guide. Now featuring 6.7 recommendations.

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VMware® vSAN™ is a hyperconverged, software-defined storage platform that is fully integrated with VMware vSphere®.

vSAN Limits

These are vSAN constraints that must be taken into account when designing a vSAN cluster.

Cluster Design Considerations

This section of the guide looks at cluster specific design considerations.

Determining if a Workload is Suitable for vSAN

In general, most workloads are suitable for a properly sized vSAN configuration, with few exceptions.

Design & Sizing Examples

These examples illustrate the design and sizing principles discussed so far.


Although most vSAN design and sizing exercises are straightforward, careful planning at the outset can avoid problems later.

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