For those of your who have not heard to vsan it’s vmware’s new software defined storage solution. It uses local disks on servers to form distributed VMFS datastores. It’s is able to provide performance via SSD’s used as read and write cache. It’s exciting stuff… VMware has posted a great slide deck on how to configure and install here.
Also Cormac Hogan has posted a whole series on vSAN that rocks here.
I have been playing around with vsan for about a week and I am really excited about it. I’ll post some of my thoughts and discoveries soon.